The international arms trade is out of control. A thousand people die every day because of armed violence, and many more are seriously injured. Many of the victims are women and children. In India alone, 12 people die from armed violence every day. This paper sets out why the Indian government should heed the call of the thousands of Indians who have signed up to the petition for an Arms Trade Treaty (ATT – see box below), and hear the cries of those who say that no more innocent people should suffer the consequences of the lack of international regulation on the arms trade.
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