As the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki approaches on August 9, not only the victimized Japan, but the entire world recalls the tragedy, wishes not to be forgotten, but prays to never witness the same even in nightmare.
August 6 and August 9 are engraved in an apocalyptic manner on the global consciousness given the nuclear enormity that engulfed the unsuspecting residents of Japan’s Hiroshima on that day in 1945. Hiroshima was the first city to become the victim when atomic bomb named ‘Little Boy’ was dropped in the city. Three days later Nagasaki met the same fate when atomic bomb named ‘Fat Man’ was dropped to the city, though tragically August 9 receives even lesser attention from a jaded world whose attention span often oscillates from one tweet to another.
Although the world has been trying to overcome the memories associated with Hiroshima Nagasaki bombing, the fear of atomic bombing still haunts the world.
The deeper concern in 2018 is that nuclear weapons are being brandished in a far more visible manner and the leaders of the US, Russia, Iran and North Korea are cases in point. Each of them has justified this posture as a case of safeguarding their national security, sovereignty and integrity. The consequences that will follow by way of an apocalyptic regional nuclear fallout with millions killed, receive little or no attention.
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It is saddening that countries, in a bid to expand their hegemony, give more attention to border security and nuclear atomic science instead of making efforts for the elimination of weapons of mass destruction and to work together for the propagation of peace and brotherhood.