Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will be visiting India from December 11 to 13, 2015. One of the key items on the agenda would be the consummation of the long-pending India-Japan nuclear agreement. This deal is being opposed strongly by citizen groups in both India and Japan. Activists have also announced solidarity protests in New York, London, NSW in Australia, Taipei and other cities internationally.
An online petition – the International Appeal Against India-Japan Nuclear Agreement – has also been launched by concerned people from different countries, since the agreement would have implications beyond the two countries. The appeal has already got more than 1200 signatures.
Here are the key arguments that the protesters are raising against this agreement: