is the company that has failed to provide compensation for the 1984
Bhopal Gas tragedy that killed 10,000 in Madya Pradesh. But international opposition to their sponsorship of the London Olympics has exploded -- and last week thousands of Indians joined the call for Olympics organisers to cancel their partnership.
Now there's a chance to increase the pressure even more.
The Bhopal Gas tragedy of 1984 was the worst industrial catastrophe the world has ever known.
It claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people, and over 1,00,000
people who were exposed to the gas are still suffering today from
terrible disabilities, cancer and birth defects.
Chemical took over Union Carbide -- the company that created the
disaster -- it has been legally responsible for compensating victims.
But despite the government demanding it pay the thousands of people still suffering from the results, Dow Chem
ical refuses to spend a single rupee in compensation.
over the country, people are stunned that Dow Chemical could refuse to
compensate victims of the tragedy, but still be an Olympics sponsor.
Jalaluddin says he doesn't want the Indian team to "march and compete
under Dow Chemical's logo, even as the company thumbs its nose at Indian
courts" and makes millions from its Olympics deal.