Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Protest the India-Japan nuclear agreement - Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

The deal must be opposed as it unleashes horror on the farmers and fisherfolk of Jaitapur, Mithi Virdi and Kovvada, pushes a disastrous nuclear expansion in India, shreds Japan's long-standing stance on nuclear disarmament and intensifies arms race in Asia.

This Sunday, 13 villages of Jaitapur have passed a unanimous resolution against the world's largest nuclear power park that Areva is constructing in their area. They have announced that on 12 December they will organise a 'jail bharo' (voluntary arrest) movement to oppose Mr. Abe's visit. Villagers in Jaitapur came out in thousands last year too when Mr. Abe came to India. The resolution adopted is attached here.

December 3 would mark the 31st anniversary of the Bhopal tragedy, where the victims are still struggling for justice, decontamination and adequate compensation. They will also issue a statement on the occasion opposing the India-Japan nuclear agreement, as India cannot afford a nuclear Bhopal.

An international petition against the nuclear deal has been launched against the India-Japan nuclear agreement and it has already crossed 400 signatures. We request you to sign it and circulate widely. Here are some useful resources to better understand the negative implications of the nuclear agreement for which it must be opposed -

Last year, when the Japanese PM came to India, people at the grassroots and in cities organised similar protests. We would be sending you further emails to update you on our campaign and seek your continued cooperation.

Here is the Event Page on facebook where all of us can put information and updates from our local events - https://www.facebook.com/events/1689843391253762/

Here is Fukushima Mayor's message to Mr. Shinzo Abe against the nuclear deal http://www.dianuke.org/fukushima-mayor-video-message-mr-abe-dont-sell-nuclear-technology-to-india/

And here is the e-petition. More than 800 people have signed already and we need to get as many signature possible by December 9th 

Kumar Sundaram
Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace(CNDP), India.
(For this campaign's purpose, you can directly email me on pksundaram@gmail,com and call me on +91-9810556134)

Over past two weeks, CNDP joined protests in Tokyo, Hiroshima and Osaka - meeting MPs, participating in rallies and seminars and joining Japanese activists and citizens in their protest against this agreement.