Over hundreds Tamils from all over Tamil Nadu took a pledge in Chennai Monday to work for peace and a nuclear-free world to commemorate the 67th anniversary of the devastation of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in atomic bomb attacks. The event was organised by May-17 movement.
Idinthakarai people, who are protesting against Kudamkulam atomic reactor, were joined by prominent peace activists held a remembrance event.
Around 50 thousand people attended an annual ceremony in Hiroshima’s peace park, near the epicentre of the 1945 blast that destroyed most of the city and killed as many as 140 thousand people.
The anniversary comes amid growing anti-nuclear sentiment, in the wake of last year’s meltdown at the Fukushima power plant.
The accident at Fukushima, triggered by a tsunami and earthquake, has shown the dangers of nuclear technology – even for peaceful purposes.