Hiroshima attack anniv: Nukes-free world sought

Kathmandu, August 6:

Human rights activists organised a function here today to mark the 63rd anniversary of the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed in the attack.

Peace for Nepal, an NGO, had organised the function titled Remembering War and Yearning for Peace. Wishing for world peace, pigeons were released and flowers offered to a monument. A dummy of ‘Fat Man’, the bomb that was dropped in Nagasaki on August 9, 1945, was also displayed.

Speaking at the function, Dr Sushil Koirala stressed the need to go for disarmament. He noted that the world possessed nuclear weapons that could destroy humanity.

Peace activist and Constituent Assembly member from Nepal Pariwar Dal Ek Nath Dhakal said,

“War is the most primitive and uncivilised way of resolving problems.”

Human rights activist Kapil Shrestha said all poor countries and people would greatly benefit if money used for the development of nuclear weapons was channelised to alleviate poverty. Saying that the world did not need nuclear weapons, he said creation of weapons of mass destruction was a sheer violation of human rights.