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Friday, May 15, 1998 Published at 13:10 GMT 14:10 UK


India's Nuclear tests: What you said

Many thousands of people, the majority from the Asian community world-wide, joined the debate over India's decision to carry out underground nuclear tests by sending e-mails to BBC News Online.

The BBC News Website invited comments in its 'Talking Point' section by asking the question: 'Should India have carried out nuclear tests'. As well as sending in their views, users were also asked to vote on the issue.

Eighty per cent of those who responded said India was right to go ahead with the nuclear tests.

A team of journalists is reading through a backlog of more than two thousand e-mails. And a steady stream is still arriving.

The response is similar in scale to that which followed the death of Diana Princess of Wales.

In the two weeks after the death of the princess, BBC News Online received more than ten thousand e-mails from people wanting to pay their respects. Ten months on and e-mails still arrive daily.

The Talking Point debate on India's Nuclear Tests is now closed but the e-mail reaction can still be read:

Should India have carried out nuclear tests?: Your reaction

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