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Stop India-Japan Nuclear Agreement

Japan recently experienced the Fukushima nuclear disaster that proved once again that nuclear power plants are deadly.

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(YORK, UK) - India and Japan have a chance to learn from history, very recent history, and abandon plans for further nuclear development under the India-Japan Nuclear Agreement

India has experienced a tremendous backlash from its use of nuclear power plants that are frequently the subject of intense political activism. Police enter the protest areas and beat men and women and even children ruthlessly, in stark violation of international and moral law.

Japan recently experienced the Fukushima nuclear disaster that proved once again that nuclear power plants are deadly, the population in Fukushima continues to experience cancer-causing radiation and the lackluster response from its own government, along with the complicit media which plays the disaster in this relatively small island nation down, at the expense of the health of the people there and their children.

And now they want to broaden this practice?

Our Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes, goes over the myriad reasons this is a bad idea in every possible respect.
- Intro by Tim King

Stop India-Japan Nuclear Agreement
Dear Prime Ministers of India and Japan

I am William Nicholas Gomes, Human Rights Ambassador for

I am writing to you in support of the people in India and Japan.

I stand in complete opposition to the India-Japan nuclear cooperation agreement that is currently under intense negotiation. The governments of both countries must refrain from promoting nuclear commerce, jeopardising the health and safety of their people and environments.

The Fukushima accident in Japan should provide an eye-opener to the Indian government and it must realise that cooperation in/supply of nuclear technology comes with insurmountable safety risks. Nuclear accidents result in totally unacceptable damages to people and the environment. Even more than two years after the accident in Fukushima the reactors are far from being under control and massive radioactive releases have contaminated the ground, air and water, contaminations that coming generations will have to endure even after it has taken its toll on the current generation. The criminal nexus of the nuclear Industry and policy makers now stands exposed.

India must behave responsibly and should rethink its use of nuclear energy. Nuclear energy currently provides less than 3% of its total electricity and can be easily replaced, freeing the country to embrace renewable and sustainable alternatives.

Japan must refrain from exporting nuclear technology to other countries, especially non-signatories of the NPT and CTBT. The current policy option of exporting nuclear energy to countries like India, Vietnam, Jordan etc… are totally unjust while Japan is reeling under the huge financial losses posed by the Fukushima accident and its citizens are observing massive protests to demand a nuclear-free future and the victims of the triple meltdowns remain uncompensated.

For the children, women and coming generations of India and Japan, and of the planet as a whole, I demand a moratorium on Japan's nuclear export policy and the termination of India-Japan civil nuclear negotiations with immediate effect.

Yours Sincerely,
William Nicholas Gomes
Human Rights Ambassador for

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______________________________ Human Rights Ambassador William Nicholas Gomes is a Bangladeshi journalist, human rights activist and author was born on 25 December, 1985 in Dhaka. As an investigative journalist he wrote widely for leading European and Asian media outlets.

He is also active in advocating for free and independent media and journalists’ rights, and is part of the free media movement, Global Independent Media Center – an activist media network for the creation of radical, accurate, and passionate telling of the truth. He worked for Italian news agency from year 2009 to 2011, on that time he was accredited as a free lance journalist by the press information department of Bangladesh. During this time he has reported a notable numbers of reports for the news agency which were translated into Chinese and Italian and quoted by notable number of new outlets all over the world.He, ideologically, identifies himself deeply attached with anarchism. His political views are often characterized as “leftist” or “left-wing,” and he has described himself as an individualist anarchist.


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