The News Scroll 27 May 2018  Last Updated at 11:46 pm | Source: ANI

Balochs hold protest against Pak's 1998 nuke tests

Balochs hold protest against Pak's 1998 nuke tests

Gottingen [Germany] May 27(ANI): The Baloch National Movement held a protest demonstration in Germany's Gottingen against five simultaneous underground nuclear tests conducted by the Pakistan Government in Chagai area of Balochistan in 1998.

According to the demonstrators, the people in Balochistan are suffering its after effects even after two decades.

Chagai-I was Pakistan's first public test of nuclear weapons. Its timing was a direct response to India's second nuclear tests, on 11 and 13 May 1998.

By testing nuclear devices, Pakistan became the seventh nation to publicly test nuclear weapons.

Pakistan's second nuclear test, Chagai-II, followed on 30 May 1998.

According to the reports, in 1998, on a clear and bright day in the Chagai district, Pakistan carried out a series of nuclear tests.

Pakistan's chief scientific officer is reported to have said "All praise be to Allah" and pushed the button, causing the mountain to shake in a vast explosion.

People have resorted to the usage of Twitter and used #NukeAftermathInBalochistan to highlight it.

"@BNMovement_ activists held a protest in #Gottingen #Germany to highlight impacts of #Pakistani #Nuclear Radiation in #Chagi area of #Balochistan. #NukeAftermathInBalochistan #NoToPakistaniNukes," tweeted one user.

"Baloch National Movement protest in Gottengon Germany against Pakistani nuclear tests in Balochistan," a Twitter handle, which goes by the name Current Balochistan, posted.

"It's disgusting. The Unite Nation and other human rights organizations have taken the oath of silence on nuclear tests of Pakistan in occupied Balochistan after which hundreds of the deadly diseases emerged in the region," another Twitter user wrote on the micro blogging site.


Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by Outlook staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: ANI
Next Story : Karnataka portfolio allocation to be finalised in a day or two: Cong (Eds: With fresh inputs)
Download the Outlook ​Magazines App. Six magazines, wherever you go! Play Store and App Store