India and Pakistan have been enemies since 1947 — and BOTH have NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

Mahatma Gandhi worked for decades to free India from the British Empire.  Gandhi worked tirelessly and nonviolently to keep the Hindu and Muslim populations united in one India that would recognize religious diversity.

But finally, when independence came in 1947, the Muslim-dominated parts became Pakistan (and East Pakistan, which later became independent as Bangladesh), while most of India became a Hindu-dominated nation.  Bitter violence ensued.  Since then, India and Pakistan have fought several actual wars, and they are still militarily opposed to each other in the Kashmir region.

Also, NOW BOTH INDIA AND PAKISTAN HAVE NUCLEAR WEAPONS!

Even a so-called “limited” nuclear war could KILL 100 MILLION PEOPLE.  A nuclear exchange there could cause NUCLEAR WINTER.  See this information:  https://beyondnuclearinternational.org/2019/12/15/nuclear-winter-in-a-warming-world/

 

Nine nations — including India — have nuclear weapons.  India’s nuclear forces include air, sea and land-based nuclear weapons. To know more about India’s nuclear arsenal, click here.  The fact sheet that was at the website of the Council for a Livable World does not seem to be accessible now.  You could probably search the web for information.

 

An article by a person from India discusses the global nuclear weapons crisis — including the U.S.’s policies — in this article:  https://mronline.org/2020/01/08/the-current-u-s-approach-to-nuclear-weapons-can-only-lead-to-armageddon-arms-control-provides-the-only-path-to-peace/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Since the late 1960s Glen Anderson has devoted his life to working as a volunteer for peace, nonviolence, social justice, and progressive political issues. He has worked through many existing organizations and started several. Over the years he has worked especially for such wide-ranging goals as making peace with Vietnam, eliminating nuclear weapons, converting from a military economy to a peacetime economy, abolishing the death penalty, promoting nonviolence at all levels throughout society, and helping people organize and strategize for grassroots movements to solve many kinds of problems. He writes, speaks, and conducts training workshops on a wide variety of topics. Since 1987 he has produced and hosted a one-hour cable TV interview program on many kinds of issues. Since 2017 he has blogged at https://parallaxperspectives.org He lives in Lacey near Olympia WA. You can reach him at (360) 491-9093 glen@parallaxperspectives.org