Indian Doctors for Peace and Development (IDPD) have condemned the killing of Indian solders by Pakistan army, which has led to increase in tension between the two countries. IDPD general secretary Arun Mitra on Thursday said that hiked tension between the two countries was detrimental to peace and development in the region, as both countries were nuclear weapon states and any increase in tension could pose danger.
“Studies have shown that use of existing nuclear weapons by two countries could lead to the death of 1.2 crore people on both sides. We have already witnessed the effect of nuclear weapons on human population in Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6 and 9, 1945, respectively,” he said.
He said that a delegation of IDPD had gone to Hiroshima in 2009 and 2012, where they saw agonising pictures at the Hiroshima museum.
“Therefore it is imperative that Pakistan government takes steps to avoid repetition of such heinous incident. Both countries must initiate diplomatic efforts to defuse the tension. More people to people exchange programmes should be facilitated to build mutual trust,” he said.