Ban the bomb
The International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War organises meetings between countries with nuclear capability. Khagendra Dahal was part of the delegation that visited India and Pakistan
- By: Khagendra Dahal
This is Wagah, the recently reopened Indian-Pakistani border. After being closed for 18 months because of escalating tension between India and Pakistan, it reopened in July 2003.1 We can see hundreds of people walking through this border, which links Indian Punjab with Pakistani Punjab. A Pathan, one of the ethnic groups in Pakistan and Afghanistan, from Pakistan is hugging goodbye to a Punjabi from India--a touching scene. This recent opening of Wagah has given the opportunity to many people to reunite, especially long-separated relatives.
I was one of the international delegates that comprised of physicians and medical students from Nepal, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Malaysia, the United States, and Russia. The delegation was organised by International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which won the Nobel peace prize in 1985. Established in 1980 by doctors from the United States and the former Soviet Union during the peak of