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India: Victory for Bhopal gas leak survivors as government promises additional compensation

Headline Title:  India: Victory for Bhopal gas leak survivors as government promises additional compensatio 14 November 2014 India’s government has today agreed to increase a multi-million dollar compensation claim against Union Carbide over the 1984 gas leak from the company's pesticide plant that poisoned more than half a million people.The government promised to revise the numbers of deaths and injuries for which it was seeking compensation in order to end a nil-by-mouth hunger strike by five women, who began their action on 10 November.“This is a major victory for survivors of…

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