12-year-old Indian-American tries to summon Warren Anderson of Bhopal infamy

June 15, 2010

The children demand justice: Akash Mehta (right) and his brother Gautama at 101 Park Avenue in New York

“Today we are here to appeal to Warren Anderson and summon him to the Indian court where he has been charged with culpable homicide, which is the equivalent of manslaughter in America,” Akash Viswanath Mehta said, standing outside a skyscraper on Park Avenue, which houses the law firm that represents Union Carbide.

Akash along with his older brother, Gautama, 15, were asked to leave the premises by the building owners who said it was private property owned by H J Kalikow. The media was also not allowed to film on the property.

Akash who had the 1992 summons along with a criminal chargesheet in an envelope requested that the package be delivered to the legal offices of Kelly, Drye and Warren. The owners of the building responded that there was no one in the office and the activists should make an appointment or send the summons by post.

“Do you know they represent the CEO of a corporation that is absconding from justice in Bhopal India?” said Adrianne Raff Corwin, an activist from the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal. Continue reading