India and Pakistan: Pax Christi Asia-Pacific regional network issues statement on tensions between India and Pakistan

 

16/3/19 - The Pax Christi Asia-Pacific regional network has called for the immediate de-escalation of the military tensions between India and Pakistan that can escalate into a war between two nuclear armed states.

The longstanding conflict between India and Pakistan has caused much suffering to the peoples of both states, including those in the disputed territory of Kashmir. We do not wish this conflict to escalate any further because the possible use of nuclear weapons against each other will endanger not only India and Pakistan but the whole Asia-Pacific region as well. Even a limited nuclear exchange can bring catastrophic harm due to massive loss of lives and famine due to nuclear winter...

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