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Bhopal gas tragedy victims and activists carry Warren Anderson's effigy while participating in a protest demanding adequate compensation, punishment to culprits and to bring back former Union Carbide chief, near the U.S. consulate in Calcutta. India's Cabinet approved pushing for Anderson to be extradited over the toxic gas leak in 1984 that killed an estimated 15,000 people.

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Illustration By Sandeep Adhwaryu

Activists from various human rights organizations and NGOs participate in a protest rally demanding extradition of Warren Anderson, the head of Union Carbide at the time of the Bhopal gas leak, near U.S. consulate in Calcutta

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Peace activists hold placards urging US President Barack Obama for extradition of former Chairman of Union Carbide Warren Anderson, the main accused in Bhopal gas tragedy, during a campaign for the justice of gas victims, in Bhopal.

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Nearly 26 years after the world's worst industrial disaster left more than 15,000 dead in the Bhopal gas tragedy, former Union Carbide India Chairman Keshub Mahindra and six others were today convicted and sentenced to only two years imprisonment in a judgement that came under attack from civil rights activists and parties. All the convicts were released on bail of Rs 25000 each. From left, activists wearing face masks of Union Carbide Company, its then chairman Warren Anderson, Prime Minister Man Mohan Singh and Justice Ahmadi protest in the premises of Bhopal court in Bhopal.

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From Left, 1) An elderly survivor holds a poster of Warren Anderson, the head of Union Carbide Corp. at the time of the gas leak, as she waits for the verdict in the premises of Bhopal court in Bhopal. 2) A Dec. 10, 1984 file photo shows Warren Anderson, the head of Union Carbide Corp. at the time of the gas leak from its plant in Bhopal.

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Survivors of the gas disaster take out a protest rally, stamping posters of the former Chairman of Union Carbide Warren Anderson on the 25th anniversary of the tragedy, in Bhopal.

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Victims of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy beat an effigy of former Chairman of the Union Carbide, Warren Anderson, after Chief Judicial Megistrate of Bhopal issued arrest warrant against him, in Bhopal.

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Monday, December 3, 2007
Members of Bhopal gas victims Organization burn effigies of former chairman of Union Carbide Corporation Warren Anderson, and unidentified Indian political leaders at a protest in Bhopal on Monday, December 3, 2007.More than 4,000 people died and thousands more were crippled for life in Bhopal in 1984 after a cloud of gas escaped from a pesticide plant operated by a Union Carbide subsidiary. But Dow Chemicals--the company that owns Union Carbide--is all set to set up shop in Gujarat for a joint venture project in the port city of Dahej.

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Sunday 3 December
Activists of Bhopal Group for Information and Action, take out a rally with the effigies of former Union Carbide chairman Warren Anderson and Dow Chemicals on the 22nd anniversary of the Bhopal Gas Tragedy in Bhopal. Victims of the world's worst industrial disaster in 1984 took to the streets in Madhya Pradesh's capital lashing out at the Centre and state governments for not doing enough to rehabilitate them. Protestors also rallied in front of the Dow Agro Sciences factory in NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh, demanding the cleaning up of the Union Carbide factory site in Bhopal where toxic waste is still lying.

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