Published On: Thu, Mar 14th, 2019

China unpaves Masood Azhar’s ban proposal at UN

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China has once again blocked the path to ban chief of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed, Masood Azhar even though lately calls have been in favor of India from United States, United Kingdom and France following Pulwama attack on February 14.

Its a technical hold and China has terminated the proposal of India and other nations at the UN. The hold is valid up to nine months and thereafter the Chinese authorities can again use veto power to block the ban.

India said the development is disappointing that terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed claimed responsibility for the massive terror attack in Kashmir’s Pulwama district in which more than forty paramilitary jawans were killed.

India added, “The ISIL (Da’esh) and al-Qaida sanctions committee (1267 Sanctions Committee), upon completion of the no-objection period on March 13, 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.”

China blocked ban on Masood Azhar thrice earlier. In 2009 India moved a proposal at UN and thereafter again in 2016 the country proposed the same with the P3 – the US, UK an d France – in the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee. In 2017 the P3 once again approached UN with similar proposal to ban Masood Azhar.

China unpaves Masood Azhar's ban proposal at UN

China was the only UNSC member to block the ban proposal.

India said, “We will continue to pursue all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice.”

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