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Urge the Government of India to Support Banning of Nuclear Weapons

8 February 2014

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Next week, around 130 governments, UN agencies and civil society organisations are gathering in Nayarit where the Mexican government is hosting a conference on the Humanitarian Consequence of Nuclear Weapons. The initiative focuses on the problem of nuclear weapons, not in military and geopolitical terms, as has been done for decades, but through the lens of the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. The fact that this initiative has received such wider support is a testimony to the fact that abolishing nuclear weapons remains a deeply popular aspiration. We are happy that both India and Pakistan are participating in the conference officially, while the other nuclear-armed countries have declined. Nuclear weapons have drained the precious resources that both the countries could use on education, poverty and other real requirements. We urge you to ensure that the Indian government actively supports the Mexico conference and joins the call to ban nuclear weapons. With best regards