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Politics-Suppressing the Inconvenient

in any way negate the culpability of the government for the Bhopal disaster, which is unarguable. By assuming the position of the sole accuser, the government cannot be permitted to absolve itself of the responsibility for having allowed the Bhopal disaster to occur at all. It is in this context that the current status and strength of the various people's and environmental groups associated with the Bhopal disaster give cause for concern. No one can deny that there has been a marked decline in the involvement of these groups on issues pertaining to Bhopal Much of this is due no doubt to the logic of development of such activity, so vulnerable to the pressure it has been subjected to by the government and its agencies, and the enormous burden of death, destruction and suffering it had to contend with. But now, given the fact of the government's unpreparedness to battle with the multinational and its demonstrated in- sensitivity to the victims' agony, every effort must be made to lend support to the core of activists in and out of Bhopal who have been working on these issues.

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