China blocks move to designate Masood Azhar

Category : India News
Updated On : March 14, 2019 02:40 AM
China blocks move to designate Masood Azhar By Indian Times Daily

China has again blocked a move to designate as global terrorist Pakistan-based JeM chief and recent Pulwama attack mastermind Masood Azhar at the UNSC by placing the proposal on "technical hold". This has evoked strong disappointment by India which vowed to work to bring to book the perpetrators of terror attacks like in Kashmir's Pulwama killing 40 soldiers.

          The proposal to blacklist Masood Azhar was moved by France, the UK and the US on Feb 27 on the heels of the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir that killed about 40 Indian soldiers. Jaish has claimed responsibility for the attack.

          India's Ministry of External Affairs in a press communique said: "The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee (1267 Sanctions Committee), upon completion of the no-objection period on 13 March 2019, was not able to come to a decision on the proposal for listing Mohammed Masood Azhar Alvi under the UN Sanctions regime, on account of a member placing the proposal on hold."

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