India warned that growing question mark over maritime security, nukes

Vastavam web:  India today warned the international community that there is a growing question mark over maritime security and that nuclear proliferation is again making dangerous headlines.In her second consecutive annual address to the UN General Assembly, External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj said the contemporary world is trapped in a deluge of troubles of which, surely, the most dangerous is the relentless rise of violence.”For a mix of reasons, provocative and inflammatory, people are leaving the psychological, cultural and economic comfort of their traditional home space to seek refuge on distant shores causing global anxiety,” she said.
A large part of the globe’s population is still tortured by hunger and poverty, she said adding that the young are beginning to lose hope as they confront unemployment.Women, victims of historic discrimination, are demanding what they must get gender empowerment, she noted.Welcoming new UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Swaraj said he is determined to prepare and strengthen the world body to meet the challenges of the 21st century.
“We welcome his efforts, and see in him a leader who can give practical shape to a vision,” she said.The UN, she said, was established for the welfare, security, harmony, rights and economic progress of the people of the world.In her address, Swaraj said India’s culture and thought has been shaped by a history and philosophy that believes in peace as humankind’s only rational and practical objective.