Union Carbide-a grim reminder

This was the Union Carbide Guest House in Bhopal at the time of the 1984 gas disaster. Photo:  Lalit Shastri



Lalit Shastri

Standing on top of Shamla hill, overlooking the picturesque Upper Lake of Bhopal are buildings that once housed the Union Carbide guest house and research center. Thirty-four years after the 1984 Bhopal gas disaster, these structures have become a grim reminder of how the local authorities had given the primacy of place to a multinational company and when disaster struck on the midnight of 2 and 3 December 1984 the contraption was allowed to get away with what Bhopal citizens called “mass murder” – a charge that eventually got reduced to death by negligence and culpable homicide not amounting to murder

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.