The Ludhiana gas leak shows the need for safety systems. Under the Supreme Court’s idea of absolute liability, hazardous industries must pay compensation regardless of whether a disaster was caused by its fault.
The recent verdict of the Supreme Court on the disaster has laid bare the failings of the central government. It has also underlined the need for a strong commitment to environmental protection. The India Legal show on APN channel, hosted by the channel’s Editor-in-Chief, Rajshri Rai, sought opinions from legal experts and activists on the judgment. A report.
The curative petition filed by the Central government seeking additional compensation for the victims of 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, to be paid by US-based chemical company, Union Carbide Corporation (now Dow Chemicals), has been dismissed by the Supreme Court