Gensuikyo,the Japan disarmament group which mainly consists of Hiroshima victims, has welcomed the first-ever draft text of the Nuclear Ban Treaty, released in the UN earlier this month. We are reproducing below the Gensuikyo statement:
The Mayors of Hiroshima and Nagasaki have spoken out strongly against the proposed agreement which the Japanese PM might sign during his visit to India this weekend. In an extraordinary move, the two mayors – Kazumi Matsui and Tomihisa Taue – held a press conference issuing a joint statement and urged PM Shinzo Abe to abandon the nuclear supply agreement with India.
In the 70th year of atomic bombings on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, the major groups of nuclear victims and civil society organisations have come together to organise a World Nuclear Victims Forum in Hiroshima between 21-23 November. The initiative aims at bringing together radiation victims of uranium mines, nuclear power plants and nuclear test sites from all over the world. The eminent experts and scientists who have worked on the issues related to nuclear victims will also make presentations in the forum.