Japan Calls For Denuclearized World On 72nd Anniversary Of Hiroshima

Peace activists will remember Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings, call for ban on nuclear weapons

Peace activists will remember Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombings, call for ban on nuclear weapons

During the final stage of the Second World War, the United States dropped nuclear bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945 respectively, killing 140,000 people.

Japan on Sunday commemorated the 72nd anniversary of the day the United States dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima.

Representatives from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament also attended.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, however, defended the decision to stay out by saying that "a realistic approach" is needed to reach the goal of having a world without nuclear weapons.

"For us to truly realise a "world without nuclear weapons", the participation of both nuclear weapon states and non-nuclear weapon states is necessary", he said.

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Guterres urged United Nations member states to intensify their efforts in the shared pursuit of a nuclear-weapons-free world. Traditionally, the minute of silence was announced exactly at 8:15 am local time at the moment when the first atomic bombing in the world was carried out on August 6, 1945. Japan is the only country to have suffered atomic attacks, in 1945.

But many Americans believe they hastened the end to a bloody conflict and ultimately saved lives on both sides, thus justifying the bombings.

None of the nine countries that possess nuclear weapons took part in the negotiations or voted on the treaty.

Since then, nuclear proliferation has created a risky modern world, with many nations now capable of using nuclear weapons on their neighbor.

Graphically depicting the horror of atom bomb, along with NSS volunteers of SNDT University and University of Mumbai, school students, social activists and peace-loving citizens in the city marched for peace and a nuclear-free world.

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