Terrorism biggest enemy to mankind: M Venkaiah Naidu

Hyderabad: Describing terrorism as the biggest enemy to mankind, Vice-President, M Venkaiah Naidu called for curbing terrorism legally, politically, administratively and by creating awareness among public.

In his address at the 78th Session of Institute of International Law (IDI) at NALSAR University of Law here, Naidu termed terrorism as the biggest danger the world is facing today, for which there is no justification, he said.

India has put considerable effort in fighting international terrorism, the Vice-President said adding that India is keen to see the conclusion of convention on the suppression of international terrorism in the near future without further delay in view of the growing incidents of terrorism.

Several conventions were held under the auspices of the United Nations, he said. SAARC convention on the suppression of international terrorism as well as the Indian proposal to conclude a comprehensive convention on suppression of international terrorism is now under the consideration of the UN, Naidu said.

India firmly believes in peaceful settlement of disputes through negotiations on the basis of international laws and the UN Charter. “India will be reformed, performed and transformed for the advancement of mankind and elimination of radical discrimination”, he said.

The Vice-President said India played an active role in the UN and in the codification and progressive development of international law during the 60s. India’s foreign policy is based on sovereign equality of States, non-intervention in the internal affairs of other States and peaceful settlement of disputes in accordance with principles articulated in Article 33 of the United Nations, he said adding, “Our country attaches high importance to bilateral negotiations in settling its differences and disputes with other nations on the basis of international law, justice and equity”.

In his address, Governor ESL Narasimhan, said India was always forefront in formulating human rights in the interest of common people. He said human rights are inherited by birth irrespective of caste, religion, and sex.

Ramesh Ranganathan, Acting Chief Justice, High Court for the State of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh, Deputy Chief Minister, Mahmood Ali, Minister for Law and Endowments, A Indrakaran Reddy, NALSAR Vice-Chancellor, Faizan Mustafa and Registrar Balakishta Reddy, President, Institute of International Law, PS Rao and others were present.

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