Boycott Dow-lympics #dowbhopal
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Boycott Dow-lympics #dowbhopal

    1. Petition by

      Jalaluddin Rizvi

Indian Olympics Association does not want to boycott Dow Chemical sponsored London Olympics 2012. Union Carbide (Dow Chemical subsidary) was declared a fugitive from justice by Indian courts in 1992, since they were responsible for killing 15000 plus people Bhopal Gas Tragedy (December 2–3, 1984).

Dow Chemical acquired Union Carbide as a wholly owned subsidiary in 2001.The area around the factory is densely populated and continues to be heavily contaminated by chemicals and toxins produced by the factory which Dow, despite their evident responsibility, have thus far refused to clean up.

The situation in Bhopal is a humanitarian and environmental catastrophe that continues to affect tens of thousands of people today. For further information see

By refusing to produce its fugitive subsidiary to face trial, Dow Chemical too has committed the crime of sheltering a fugitive. Both Dow and Union Carbide have failed to come forward to clean up their toxic mess in Bhopal. These wastes have poisoned the drinking water of more than 25,000 people. Children born in these communities are so deformed that they will never enjoy sports or know the joys of childhood.In another case - Vietnam, the dioxin-tainted Agent Orange supplied by Dow and other US companies has crippled more than 500,000 people. Like in the case of its victims in Bhopal, Dow has failed to do anything to compensate or rehabilitate its Vietnamese victims, or clean up their environment.

IOA is going is going to put ‘the boycott’ to debate (15th December’11).

We need to convince them that India should not participate in London Olympics 2012 unless Dow Chemical is removed as a sponsor.



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    1. Reached 1,000 signatures
    2. International Olympics Association rejects Indias plea & backs Dow Chemical

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      International Olympics Association has rejected india's protest and backs Dow Chemical!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. India rules out Bhopal boycott of London

      tamseel hussain
      Petition Organizer

      India will resist pressure to boycott the London Olympics over sponsorship by a US company linked to the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy, in which thousands of people died, a top official said earlier. On Monday this issue will be put to a vote. Share and sign this petition.


    Reasons for signing

    • Alasdair Murray LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      If the Olympics go ahead with Dow as sponsor, India should pull its athletes out. Nothing less than that would be enough. My city and country needs to understand that we can't keep doing business with unethical companies, and if we do we should face the consequences.

    • Peter Boocock LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 3 years ago

      Because Dow Chemicals have a legal and moral responsibility to clear up the mess left by their acquired subsidiary, Union Carbide. Because Dow Chemicals should not be permitted to obtain the favourable exposure from being an Olympic sponsor when they are obviously acting with such low, mean and mercenary motives in regards of their failure to exercise their full legal responsibilities and their wish to be seen as a sponsor upon an event that is intended to exhibit some of the highest of ideals in open competition, namely the Olympics.

    • Saurabh Bajaj SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE
      • almost 3 years ago

      I am against Dow Chemicals for the manner is which they have tried to shun away the moral responsibility of the gas leak.

    • shankho chakraborty BHUBANESWAR, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      in support to the lives lodt due to callousness by dow chemicals

    • prashant rahi DEHRADUN, INDIA
      • almost 3 years ago

      This is the least one can do for the sake of the gas tragedy victims: Say no to Dow at least for the Olympics sponsorship.


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