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ship breaking with hazardous waste at Alang, crime against humanity

Written By Krishna on Monday, April 15, 2013 | 7:15 PM

It is noteworthy that Altamas Kabir, Chief Justice of India has said that ship breaking with hazardous waste at Alang is environment polluting activity and is viewed as a crime against humanity, and against people living here on February 17, 2013.

Earlier, concluding the 15 page judgment of July 30, 2012 in the matter of end of life US ship Exxon Valdez filed by ToxicsWatch Alliance, Justice Altamas Kabir headed bench of Supreme Court directed that "...in all future cases of a similar nature, the concerned authorities shall strictly comply with the norms laid down in the Basel Convention or any other subsequent provisions that may be adopted by the Central Government in aid of a clean and pollution free maritime environment, before permitting entry of any vessel suspected to be carrying toxic and hazardous material into Indian territorial waters."
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