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Global Zero: Students and activists across India and Pakistan against Nuclear War

In the wake of rising tensions between the two colonial twins-India and Pakistan – and several tough statements being delivered by members of the political establishment of both the countries, it seems like that both the countries are headed for a tumultuous time. Some students of India and Pakistan have urged the Prime Ministers of both the countries to not turn to nuclear weapons. A campaign which was conducted by Global Zero, an international movement for eliminating all the nuclear weapons in the world, featured numerous students from both the countries who sent their messages in a unique and powerful photo series campaign. In this campaign, students clicked their photos with messages displayed on placards. The campaign was supported by over a hundred students and activists in the cities of Delhi, Noida, Lucknow, Gwalior, Guwahati, Dehradun, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Amritsar, Mumbai and Bangalore in India.

Students against Nuclear War

Students against Nuclear War

The catastrophe that a nuclear war comes along with the capacity to do massive damage to the huge populations of both countries. Global Zero is on a mission to urge the political leaders to settle their disputes through dialogues and discussions rather than war.

Through this unique photo series where students from New Delhi to Islamabad, Bangalore to Karachi, and Amritsar to Lahore came together with the message ‘Say No to the Red button’, the bigger message that Global Zero tried to convey was that the youth of this country are not at all supportive of the new found chauvinistic patriotism and want a future which is devoid of nuclear weapons.

Pictures via the Global Zero campaign

Srivedant Kar

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Shubham swears by three Fs in life: Fall Out Boy, Feminism and Food, and hopes to combine them into an amazing book someday. Staunchly against heteronormativity and a believer in the power of hugs, she considers herself a pop-culture 'activist' and a crusader against the stigma attached to fanfiction. A student of Economics at Miranda House, she likes indulging in discussions about the fragility of money and the absurdity of life. Find her reblogging memes on Tumblr or drop her a word at shubhamk@dubeat.com if you want to discuss bands, books or have a nice pun to share.


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