US official stresses on social unity for economically vibrant India

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New Delhi, Nov 14 (ANI): United States Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy and Human Rights, Sarah Sewall stressed on the need for unity among every section of society if India hopes to become economically vibrant. Addressing a conference on “Human Rights: Challenges and Opportunities for the 21st Century” in New Delhi, Sewall, who is also a special coordinator for Tibet issues, said India should recognise openness in social inclusion which is central to the country’s future. Besides sustaining economic progress by investing in skill development and education sectors, and bringing in job opportunities, she added, there is a need to ensure equal protection to all under rule of law. Even societies with the best books on law, she added, can be undermined by the corrosive effects of corruption in upholding the rule of law. Corruption strips away protection of rights and access to justice that a democratic state is supposed to provide to its citizens. Discussing solution to these challenges, said Sewall, not only furthers participatory openness of every section of a society, but it further cements and strengthens the society.

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