Hyderabad, September 4: ‘Terrorism is the biggest enemy to mankind’ said Vice President M.Venkaiah Naidu while addressing 78th Session of Institute of International Law (IDI) at NALSAR University of Law. Naidu said ‘terrorism should be curbed legally, politically, administratively and by creating awareness among the public.
Naidu termed terrorism as the biggest danger the world is facing today, for which there is no justification. India has put considerable effort in fighting international terrorism, the Vice-President said.
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 the suppression of international terrorism is now under the consideration of the UN, Naidu said.
India firmly believes in the 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.
VP M.Venkaiah Naidu 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”. Further 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.