Monday, November 29, 1999

GoM to look into all aspects of Bhopal gas tragedy: Ambika Soni

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New Delhi, June 17 (ANI): Union Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni on Thursday said the reconstituted Group of Ministers (GoM) will look into all aspects of the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy in which over 15,000 people were killed."The GoM will look at all issues, more specifically reaching out to those people who unfortunately have not got enough compensation, adequate compensation in last so many years," said Soni."The GoM has before it various items under its purview and it will pay sufficient attention to each one of them," she added expressing confidence that it will address concerns on a priority basis.Union Home Minister P Chidambaram on Tuesday said the reconstituted Group of Ministers (GoM) on the Bhopal gas tragedy would meet on June 18.Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh had on June 14 asked the nine-member GoM headed by Chidambaram to meet and submit the report to the Cabinet within ten days.The GoM was reconstituted last week to go into a range of issues including the relief and rehabilitation of victims and their families.A District Magistrate's court in Bhopal had on June 7 convicted all eight accused on grounds of negligence under Section 304 (a) for the tragedy.The court also granted bail to seven of the eight accused and released them on submission of a bond and a surety of Rs 25,000 each. (ANI)

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