Published: Sunday 30 June 1996

In the ongoing battle for justice, the victims of the Bhopal gas leak disaster of 1994, won a significant case when the Supreme Court of India directed the reopening of compensation claims falling under upward category which were rejected by the welfare commissioner. The judges ordered that even those whose claims exceeded the level specified under the category were entitled to appeal to the court. The cases of compensation falling under category C and above had made available a meagre compensation of Rs 37,000 per victim.

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