Issue Date: Jun 15, 2005
Around 300 Bhopal gas tragedy victims, including women and children, were assaulted by the police on May 17, 2005, while holding a peaceful protest demonstration to demand clean drinking water. Though the Supreme Court (sc) had ruled on May 7, 2004 that gas tragedy victims should be provided clean drinking water, state authorities have done nothing to ensure compliance with the order.
Issue Date: Jan 31, 2005
about 4,000 villagers, including 2,000 women, attacked an oxalic acid plant of Star Oxochem Private Limited (sopl) at Chipri village in Maharashtra's Kolhapur district on January 1, 2005. They destroyed 18 four wheelers, torched four imported cars and smashed several computers and pieces of furniture: a loss of nearly Rs 500 crore.