The Ghana National Disarmament Council protested on Thursday (23 May) to the Indian High Commission in Accra, the Ghanaian capital against India's recent nuclear tests.
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SV George Asante (centre) received by officials
SV Indian High Commissioner seated with Asante
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Background: The Ghana National Disarmament Council protested on Thursday (23 May) to the Indian High Commission in Accra, the Ghanaian capital against India's recent nuclear tests.
In a protest note, handed in by Mr. George Asante, Secretary-General of the Council, it advised India to use its surplus national resources to help developing nations. It also referred to efforts being made by the United Nations to put an end to nuclear weapons, and said India must be aware of the Treaty of 1964 signed by Britain, the Soviet Union and the United States banning nuclear weapons in the interest of world peace.
The note, handed to the Indian High Commissioner, Mr. S. Bikram Shah for onpass to Delhi, urged India to put an immediate stop to the manufacture and testing of nuclear weapons and to begin to supplement the efforts of the U.N., the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and other international bodies by working hand-in-hand with them to bring about total nuclear and general disarmament.
Mr. Shah told Mr. Asante that India could not look on unconcerned while the big powers developed nuclear power to the "detriment and lack of scientific disadvantage" to the developing nations. He added the Indian nuclear test will be used to study the advantages of peaceful uses of the energy in building dams and mining.