Bhopal's undelivered justice

Guilty verdict brings little satisfaction to the victims of the 1984 gas leak.

    A court in India has sentenced seven former employees of the Indian unit of US chemicals firm Union Carbide to two years in prison.

    The men were found guilty of causing death by negligence when toxic gases leaked from a chemical plant in the Indian city of Bhopal in 1984.

    The Indian government says that 3,500 people died in the immediate aftermath of the leak and that 15,000 more have died due to its lingering effects.

    But for the many victims who lost both their families and their health, the guilty verdict is a case of too little, too late.

    Al Jazeera's Nilanjan Chowdhury reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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