Int’l Day against nuclear weapons

Sanaullah Samad

International Day Against Nuclear Weapons is observed each year on 29th August to raise people’s awareness, which would help to prevent nuclear catastrophes. The Day was observed, for the first time, on August 29 2010, after approval of the UN. The aim was to highlight the real effect of nuclear weapons, which are very harmful.
The history of nuclear weapons started on July 6, 1945 when first time atomic bomb was used in New Mexico. Then on August 6 and 9, 1945 the atomic bomb was dropped in two cities of Japan. Due to this millions of people were killed in Japan and people became aware of the large-scale devastation caused by the atomic bomb. Ever since, the atomic bomb has not been used on other countries. Still many countries under the constant fear of the repetition of the Hiroshima, Nagasaki massacres. Over the years, there have been calls to ban nuclear tests to ensure the protection of people’s lives and the environment around them.
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