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The world community should isolate the nations sponsoring terrorism: Vice President | India News


NEW DELHI: Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Saturday called on the world community to come together to isolate the nations sponsoring terrorism and impose sanctions against them.
Expressing concern about the scourge of terrorism, Naidu called on the United Nations (UN) to conclude deliberations and adopt India’s long-pending proposal for a “General Convention on International Terrorism.”
The vice president made the remarks at a virtual event organized by the Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management to present the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Award for Excellence-2020 to Sudha Murty, president of the Infosys foundation, for her philanthropic work.
Noting that no country is safe from terrorism, he said that the days of platitudes are over and that it is time for concrete action. “It is also necessary to reform the UN and create a more inclusive and equitable world order,” he said.
Naidu stressed the need for all nations, particularly those of South Asia, to unite to promote peace, eradicate poverty, improve the socio-economic conditions of the masses and end the threat of terrorism.
Paying tribute to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Naidu said he was a great son of India who rose from humble beginnings to the pre-eminent position of Prime Minister, yet kept simplicity, humility and humanitarian outlook.
“He displayed statesman dignity, impeccable integrity and served the nation without ever compromising high moral values,” the vice president said, according to an official statement.
Highlighting one of the important aspects of Shastri’s personality, Naidu said that he had the remarkable ability to communicate effectively and negotiate skillfully.
“One of the secrets of his extraordinary success as a negotiator was his ability to see the other man’s point of view. He was always willing to allow another person’s feelings to the fullest,” Naidu recalled.
Referring to the coronavirus pandemic, he congratulated front-line warriors from various fields.
“Despite the restrictions during the shutdown, our farmers acted as front-line warriors and rose to the occasion to produce enough food grains. Regardless of the risk to their lives, doctors, nurses, health workers, forces security, sanitation workers and media personnel I have also been working hard through these trying times, ”he said.

Times of India