Supreme Court Dismisses Centre's Petition for Additional Compensation in Bhopal Gas Tragedy Case
The Centre had filed a petition seeking an additional $1.2 billion in compensation from Union Carbide for the victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy, which killed thousands of people and affected many more.
The Supreme Court has dismissed the petition, citing previous judgments and settlements related to the tragedy.
The court noted that Union Carbide had already paid compensation of $470 million as part of a settlement reached in 1989.
The Bhopal Gas Tragedy is considered one of the worst industrial disasters in history and has had a lasting impact on the victims and their families.
The tragedy was caused by a gas leak at a Union Carbide plant in Bhopal, which released toxic gases into the air and surrounding areas.
The incident led to widespread protests and calls for justice and has remained a controversial issue in India for decades.
The dismissal of the Centre's petition by the Supreme Court is likely to be seen as a setback for the victims and their families, who continue to seek justice and compensation for the tragedy.