China blocks move to list Masood Azhar in UN’s global terrorist list

China blocks move to list Masood Azhar in UN’s global terrorist list

China blocks move to list Masood Azhar in UN’s global terrorist list

By / World News / Thursday, 14 March 2019 07:42

China blocks bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist in the United Nations Security Council 1267 list; India terms Chinese stand at UNSC disappointing

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the Jaish-e-Mohammed killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between India and Pakistan.

The Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee members had 10 working days to raise any objections to the proposal. The no-objection period deadline was scheduled to end at 3 PM local time Wednesday . Just before the close of the deadline, China put a hold on the proposal.Hectic diplomatic and political parleys had preceded the closely-watched March 13 deadline as New Delhi reached out to the UNSC member countries.

In the wake of the Pulwama terror attack, India launched a major diplomatic offensive against Pakistan, holding briefing for envoys of 25 countries, including those from the five permanent UNSC members the United States, China, Russia, the United Kingdom and France to highlight Islamabad's role in using terrorism as an instrument of state policy.

India also handed over to Pakistan a dossier on "specific details" of involvement of the JeM in the Pulwama terror attack.











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