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Support Intl Arms Trade Treaty: Civil Societies
Published on 25 Sep. 2009 11:04 PM IST
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As a part of a 12 days international campaign from International Day of Peace to International Day of Non-Violence, Control Arms Foundation of India (CAFI) in collaboration with United Nations Information Centre, New Delhi, organized a two days experts Round-table conference on September 22 and 24 at the UN Conference Hall, New Delhi. According to an official press release, the conference looked into the various issues of armament, disarmament and non-proliferation efforts that have held the attention of the world and India in particular. “The government should take strict actions against these irresponsible arms trading which fuels conflict and should take the responsibility to help victims like me. The plights of widow like me and thousands of others are of no consequence to the government of my state” said Renu Hangzo, a woman gun survivor from Manipur who lost her husband and is presently supported by Manipur Women Gun survivors Network. More than 640 million small arms and light weapons are estimated to be in circulation worldwide. In India alone 12 people die of gun shots every day.

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