South Asian Public Forum commemorated Hiroshima Day in New Delhi. Hiroshima Day commemorates 6 August 1945, the day when an atomic bomb was dropped on the Japanese city of Hiroshima, followed a few days later by another dropped on the city of Nagasaki.
The bombings effectively ended World War II by bringing about the surrender of Japan, but at a terrible price - the two cities were destroyed and casualties, mostly civilians, were estimated at around 200,000, with many more people dying later from injuries and illness.
Hiroshima Day is now a focus for anti-war and anti-nuclear discussions and demonstrations.
The panel included South Asian and international speakers: Pierre Rousset (France), Rokeya Kabir (Bangladesh),Hemantha Withanage (Sri Lanka), Farooq Tariq (Pakistan), Tom Kucharz (Spain), Praful Bidwai, Achin Vanaik, Vaishali Patil (Jaitapur) & Peter Milton (Koodakulam)
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