World does not want another 'Hiroshima-Nagasaki disaster’: anti-nuclear campaign group wins Nobel Peace Prize
Source :NewsBharati   Date :06-Oct-2017

Oslo, October 6: How harmful Nuclear weapon can be for the human race the world knows it already. Still a group of power hungry people is keen to use the weapons creating a crisis in the world. Some countries are even trying to increase their nuclear power. Hence against such a backdrop, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) has been nominated as the winner of Nobel Peace Prize 2018. The organization has put hard effort to prohibit the use of such weapons using treaties.

“We live in a world where the risk of nuclear weapons being used is greater than it has been for a long time. Some states are modernizing their nuclear arsenals, and there is a real danger that more countries will try to procure nuclear weapons, as exemplified by North Korea.” The Norwegian Nobel Committee has said in its official statement which clearly sums up the relevance of their decision.

In case of landmines, cluster munitions and biological and chemical weapons prohibitions are already adopted by International Community but despite Nuclear weapons being more destructive could not be outlawed. ICAN has played a significantly important role to achieve a prohibition of nuclear weapons under international law.

A historic agreement, adopted on 7 July with the backing of 122 nations will come to force as soon as the treaty has been ratified by 50 states. The efforts remind that long time back UN General Assembly, in its very first resolution, advocated the importance of nuclear disarmament and a nuclear-weapon-free world. ICAN gets the tribute for bringing back new momentum to the mission.

“This prize is a tribute to the tireless efforts of many millions of campaigners and concerned citizens worldwide who, ever since the dawn of the atomic age, have loudly protested nuclear weapons, insisting that they can serve no legitimate purpose and must be forever banished from the face of our earth,” ICAN stated after receiving the news. The organization added this is a tribute also to the survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.