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India: Elderly woman activist arrested and charged upon questioning local government's response to deadly gas leak at LG plant, company did not respond

A report alleged that a 66-year old woman activist was arrested and charged after questioning the local government’s actions, after the deadly gas leak at an LG Polymers plant in Vizag, India in May 2020.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited LG Chem to respond to the allegations. It did not.

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26 July 2020

LG Chem did not respond

Author: LG Chem

A report alleges that a 66-year old woman activist was arrested and charged after questioning the local government’s actions, after the deadly gas leak at an LG Polymers plant in Vizag, India in May 2020.

Business and Human Rights Resource Centre invited LG Chem to respond to the allegations. It did not.

Article
19 May 2020

India: Elderly woman activist arrested for questioning government on social media over inaction after deadly gas leak

Author: India.com

"Elderly Andhra Woman Arrested For Questioning Govt Over Vizag Gas Leak, Twitter Says ‘Democracy At Stake’", 20 May 2020

The Andhra Pradesh police on Monday arrested a 66-year-old woman for allegedly posing questions to the government on action taken after the gas leak in LG Polymers Plant in Visakhapatnam.

Ranganayaki Poonthota, in a Facebook post, raised 20 pertinent questions such as why there were no arrested in Vizag gas leak and why the government allowed the leftover styrene to be sent back to South Korea. She also raised several questions on the police's inability to collect fingerprints and whether the attendance of the plant staff was authenticated.

However, the CID charged Ranganayaki with defaming the government and creating fear among the people through her post...

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