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Acquisition of Nuclear Submarine

We strongly condemn India’s recent acquisition of a nuclear-propelled submarine close on the heels of the recent flight test of another nuclear-capable missile. Brandishing these tools of mass destruction as guarantees of national security while ignoring the issues of real safety, security and well...

Sanjay Biswas

The Coalition for Nuclear Disaarmament and Peace (CNDP) is deeply saddened to learn of the death of Sanjay K Biswas (68), the former Dean of Engineering at the Indian Institute of Science at Bangalore. He passed away on 28 April following a heart attack. Sanjay Biswas was one of the founder-members...

Citizens' Statement: Repression in Koodankulam

We are appalled at the police repression unleashed on the people protesting peacefully against the Koodan­kulam nuclear plant. The repression has forced them to take to a jal satyagraha . Their legitimate, and as yet unaddres­sed, concerns about the plant’s safety were heightened by the Atomic...

Durban: Road to Nowhere

The biggest gainers from the new arrangement negotiated at Durban are the fossil fuel-driven industries of the North and other major polluters. The biggest losers are the cause of climate protection, besides underprivileged people, especially those who live in small island states and the least developed countries.

Nuclear Hype and Reality

In Mortal Hands: A Cautionary History of the Nuclear Age by Stephanie Cooke; Orient Blackswan, 2010; pp xv + 487, Rs 895.

People vs Nuclear Power in Jaitapur, Maharashtra

In the Konkan, thousands of families in the environmentallyrich and verdant Jaitapur area are waging a non-violent battle against the Department of Atomic Energy's plan to construct the world's biggest nuclear power complex in the region. A report of the struggle that has been met with repression and a critique of the proposed European Pressurised Reactors which are currently not operational anywhere in the world and have been criticised for their design flaws.

Confronting the Reality of Hindutva Terrorism

The exposure of a Hindutva terrorist network behind the bombings in Malegaon and elsewhere should put paid to the widely prevalent assumption - shared by the police in numerous states and by the national security establishment - that terrorism in India is an enterprise run mainly, if not exclusively, by Islamic extremists. The rise of Hindutva terrorism cannot be seen in isolation from the climate of divisiveness and the culture of hate that the Bharatiya Janata Party has consciously promoted in its cynical pursuit of power.

Against Arrest of Journalists

The following are extracts from a resolution adopted at a meeting organised by the Young Journalists League at the Press Club of India on February 11, 2008: We, the undersigned, condemn the arrest and persecution of journalists, in the name of cracking down on the “Left Wing Extremists” or for...

Money Laundering in Perspective

in Perspective Crime and Money Laundering: The Indian Perspective by Jyoti Trehan; Oxford University Press, New Delhi, PRAFUL BIDWAI Among the many varieties of corrupt and criminal financial practices prevalent in the world, perhaps none is as economically damaging as the flight of capital planned and executed systematically by tax evaders, financial racketeers, bribetakers, arms traders, extortionists, drug traffickers, mafia-style criminals, and of course,

A Deplorable Nuclear Bargain

India has betrayed its disarmament commitment, joined the 'Atomic Apartheid' regime, and agreed to pursue an uneconomical and unsafe energy technology by signing the 'grand' nuclear bargain with Washington.

Nuclear Disarmament and Peace

The setting up of the Coalition for Nuclear Disarmament and Peace at the conclusion of the national convention held in New Delhi recently gives India's peace movement an organised presence and profile.

Mushroom Cloud of Unreason

If India's testing of nuclear weapons is dangerous, the recklessness of its politicians and the coarsening of public debate on the issue are more dangerous. And still worse are experts who advocate signing the CTBT on the ground that it would legitimise India's nuclear status.

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