Mysuru: In recent times, Information Technology has averted wars, said Vijayakumar M Pawale, Judge, VI Additional District and Sessions Court, Mysuru.
After inaugurating the Model United Nations organized by Vidyavardhaka Law College on ‘Impact of Information Technology on International Peace and Security’ at its auditorium here on Tuesday, he said, “It is because of Information Technology that war against Pakistan by the US was restricted. The Americans succeeded in capturing Osama bin Laden who was in Pakistan only through the latest information technology. Technology was used to Osama’s activities. Thanks to technology, we understood that we need not engage in wars using weapons which leads to the death of several innocent persons. I request members of this Model United Nations to discuss how to prevent a third world war.”
He also called upon permanent members of the United Nations Security Council to take a decision to stop the production of nuclear and mass destruction weapons and all existing weapons should be destroyed in the interest of people and to maintain peace and security in the world. “If these weapons, including nuclear weapons, get into the hands of terrorists, it will be a disaster,” he added.
He said the League of Nations failed to prevent war. “The League of Nations failed to prevent the First World War and within a short period of time, the Second World War too occurred. The constitution of the United Nation Organization, with 51 members intially, now has 193 members playing a vital role in preventing the Third World War. Even after 72 years, no war like the Second World War has occurred and that itself is a great achievement and signifies that most people in the world are peace-loving persons,” he added.
He appreciated the Vidyavardhaka Law College for conducting need-based programmes for students. In his keynote address, TR Maruthi, associate professor, department of studies in law, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, briefed the audience about advantages and disadvantages of Information Technology and the objective of the United Nations. “Information Technology is moving like an eagle while law is moving like a tortoise. Hence, to meet the speed of IT, we need to come up with effective policies,” he pointed out.
Gundappagowda, president, Vidyavardhaka Sangha, KB Vasudeva, principal, Vidyavardhaka Law College and Sayed Qudrat, secretary general and Mohammed Omer Ul Haq, president, Anirudh Bharadwaj, chairperson of Model United Nations Conference, were also present. Students from various colleges including JSS Law College, St Philomena’s College, GSSS Engineering college took part in the event.