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Inaugurates the 78th Session of International Institute of

The Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu has said that is keen to see the conclusion of convention on the suppression of international terrorism, which is threatening world peace. He was addressing the 78th Session of International Institute of at NALSAR University of in Hyderabad, yesterday. The Governor of Telangana, Shri E S L Narasimhan, the Acting Chief Justice of High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad, Justice Ramesh Ranganathan, the Deputy Chief Minister of Telangana, Shri Mohammad Mahmood Ali, the Minister for Law, Government of Telangana, Shri A. Indrakaran Reddy and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.

The Vice President said that several conventions resulted from the efforts exerted under the auspices of the United Nations. SAARC convention on the suppression of international as well as the Indian proposal to conclude a comprehensive convention on suppression of international is now under consideration of the UN, he added.

The Vice President said that has put considerable effort in fighting international and is the biggest danger the world is facing today, for which there is no justification. He further said that today is the one of the largest economies and has a young and educated work force. It represents a mature Parliamentary democracy with a highly independent judiciary and fourth estate, he added.

The Vice President said that holding the 78th Session of International Institute of in will not only create greater awareness on the importance of international but will also inspire young lawyers and students to specialize in this subject. The concept of the rule of has been practiced in from times immemorial, he pointed. He further said that the Sanskrit word Dharma broadly deals with righteousness, duty and and it is derived from the root word denoting uphold, sustain, nourish and support. He also stated that the two great epics Ramayana and Mahabharatha epitomize how Dharma, embodied through righteousness and justice, forms the basis for triumph of good over evil and for protecting mankind. Dharmo Rakshati Rakshitah", the Sanskrit sloka in Manu Smriti aptly sums up the basic Indian philosophy - the will protect and defend those who protect and defend it, he added.

The Vice President said that attaches huge importance to the implementation of international statutes and the rule of and is a firm believer in promotion of peace and justice globally. He further said that was among the countries which played a key role in the development of some of the important global conventions and also those formulated by the United Nations like the of Sea Convention. has also made a significant contribution to the formation of the Asian-African Legal Consultative Organization to promote international law, he added.

The Vice President said that is a signatory to many important international treaties, protocols and agreements include Convention on Biological Weapons, Convention on Chemical Weapons, Chicago Convention on International Aviation, Convention on Rights of Child, International Convention on Doping in Sport, Genocide Convention, the Statute of Hague Conference on Private International Law, Kyoto Protocol, Montreal Protocol, Nuclear Convention and International Convention on Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination.

The Vice President said that played an active role in the UN and in the codification and progressive development of international during the 60s. He further said that Indias 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. 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, he added.

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First Published: Mon, September 04 2017. 00:20 IST