A Protest appeal by Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace (CNDP),
Mr. Shinzo Abe, Prime Minister of Japan is going to be India’s chief guest for this year’s Republic Day ceremony on 26th January.
During visit from 24-26 January, the India-Japan nuclear agreement will also be finalised, which the two governments have been pushing for a long time.
We support better relationship between India and Japan but find a nuclear agreement absurd and unacceptable after Fukushima.
– It is ironical that Japan is selling nuclear technology to other countries while the crisis in Fukushima is further deepening. People evacuated have no hope of returning back and the dangerous leaks of radioactive water are continuing unabated.
– The agreement will give a push to the Indian government’s insane and anachronistic nuclear expansion drive which it is implementing through brutal repression of its rural poor. A recent global nuclear safety report has ranked India 23rd last among the 25 countries. The nuclear regular in India is completely toothless and non-independent, as highlighted by the CAG report last year.
– Both countries should rather focus on jointly pursuing sustainable and green energy solutions. After Fukushima, a number of countries have shunned their nuclear programs owing to unsurmountable risks and inherently unsafe nature of nuclear energy.
Please post your self-portrait here on the event page, in the comments. Alternatively, please send us your self portrait with the given poster. It will be displayed in Delhi and other major cities of India during the Japanese PM’s visit (24-26 January, 2014).
A high-resolution image of the poster can be downloaded from the CNDP Website