Critical Analysis of Vizag Gas Leak Case​

Anubhav Yadav
Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow, India.

Volume III, Issue VI, 2020

Negligence and violations of fundamentals rights have taken many lives, which is more than any pandemic country has faced. The lessons we took from the Bhopal gas tragedy has become robust now, negligence on the part of the administration and the environment authorities has become more common. This paper deals with the changes our parliament has brought in the laws to minimise the chances of any other Bhopal gas tragedy incident. The Indian judiciary has also acted in the bona fide manner for providing every essential remedy to the sufferers. The court has attempted to make a balance between strict liability and absolute liability Justice PN Bhagwati has made clear statements on the strict liability and absolute ability. The incident which took place at the Vizag in Vishakhapatnam is an indication for the authorities to take all the necessary steps while setting up any chemical plant or otherwise. The reason is that human rights and fundamental rights of the citizens will always prevail over the money-making system of the administration.

Keywords: Vizag gas leak, Supreme Court of India, Bhopal gas tragedy, absolute liability, strict liability, etc.