Countdown to Justice: A Dialogue on Bhopal
A Panel Discussion on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, organised by DU Beat in association with COVERT-a fortnightly magazine
DU Beat- An Independent Students’ Newspaper, in association with COVERT
Friday, August 8, 2008
12:30pm – 2:30pm
Seminar Room, Hindu College, North Campus, University of Delhi
The panelists for the event are:
1. Mr. Satinath Sarangi, Intl Campaign for Justice in Bhopal
2. Rashida Bee, Goldman Environment Prize Awardee
3. Ms. Sarita Malviya, second generation victim and activist
4. Dr. Suroopa Mukherjee, Author of Bhopal Gas Tragedy: The Worst Industrial Disaster in Human History
5. Mr. Arvind Kejriwal, RTI campaigner , Magsaysay Awardee
The proceedings will comprise of a half hour Q & A session with the panelists, screening of a film, ‘Secrets and Lies’ by Stavros Stagos and a five-minute documentary by students of Delhi University on the Bhopal Gas Tragedy.
Most of believe that the gas kaand is history, but the fact is that even after 4 political parties, 8 prime ministers, 12 hunger strikes and 1600 kilometers of protest on foot; the catastrophe is still a living component of every Bhopali’s life. The gas tragedy and Bhopal, in essence, are microcosms of everything that could have gone wrong in a civil society. Similar acts of corporate irresponsibility are replicating themselves in several parts of India-be it Cuddalor or the neighbouring Yamuna.
Let’s meet on the 8th of August and learn more about the tragedy by interacting with those who’ve been its victims and/or have spent a lifetime fighting for justice through a non-violent movement.
Hope to see you at the panel discussion.