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Reject ties with Dow Chemical

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Date: 10 June 2008 To: The organizers of the 2008 Golden Jubilee Conference: An Open Letter Subject: Reject ties with Dow Chemical This letter is in our capacities as concerned citizens of India, and does not represent an official position of IIT-Bombay. Dear Sir/Madam: We are faculty members of the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. Recently, Dow Chemical has been attempting to forge links with IITs by offering to fund fellowships and research projects. It has also explored the possibility of recruiting IIT graduates through the IIT placement offices. We are writing to urge you to reject any offer of a relationship with Dow Chemical or any of its subsidiaries for reasons mentioned below. In particular, we strongly urge you to refuse sponsorship from Dow Chemical for the 2008 Golden Jubilee Conference, planned for 18-20 July 2008. Legal liabilities: Union Carbide Corporation, USA, is a key accused in a criminal case related to the 1984 Bhopal disaster where the company is charged with


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