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Protestors draw attention to the contrast

Image | 3 December, 2001 at 2:00

Protestors draw attention to the contrast between efforts to find Osama bin Laden and those to extradite Warren Anderson, former chief executive of Union Carbide. Anderson is evading justice in the United States and wanted for crimes in Bhopal.

'I was the man in charge of law and order

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

'I was the man in charge of law and order that night. Everyone else had fled to safety, leaving the city and its people to their own devices. But I have paid a heavy price. I have survived, but with a clutch of ailments.' says Swaraj Puri, as he...

Contamination from the plant pollutes the

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Contamination from the plant pollutes the soil and ground water of local communities. Hundreds of people, still drink and wash with the contaminated ground water.

Union Carbide left hundreds of tonnes of

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Union Carbide left hundreds of tonnes of toxic waste on the site. Until mid-2001, the factory grounds were inaccessible without special permission from the government.

A view of the abandoned pesticide plant

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

Union Carbide fled the scene in 1984 and for the last 17 years virtually nothing has been done to clean up the highly polluted site.

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash

Image | 1 December, 2001 at 2:00

Gumanilal is a familiar figure in Jayaprakash Nagar, an area opposite the Union Carbide factory. Some, like Gumanilal, received inadequate compensation after the disaster, which helped them to pay medical expenses for a short time. Others have...

Born on the day the toxic gas swept across

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Born on the day the toxic gas swept across the city, this girl was named Gas Devi - 'gas goddess' - by her parents.

Foetuses which were aborted by pregnant women

Image | 1 April, 2002 at 3:00

Fetuses which were aborted by pregnant women escaping from the gas, or shortly after the gas leak, were preserved at the state government's Hamidia Hospital, to establish the cause of death.

Skulls discarded after research at the Hamidia

Image | 10 December, 2001 at 2:00

Skulls discarded after research at the Hamidia Hospital in Bhopal. Medical experts believe that the gas inhaled by the people of Bhopal may have affected the brain.

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal

Image | 4 December, 1984 at 2:00

Mass cremations were held alongside the communal graves. "The bodies were strewn all over and the stench of death was overpowering," recalls 76-year old Amar Chand Ajmera, a social worker. "I remember, we cremated more than 2,000 bodies in a day."

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