China blocks United Nations resolution seeking sanctions on Maulana Masood Azhar

15 March, 2019, 06:10 | Author: Trevor Moore
  • Demonstrators gathering in front of the British Council & UNICEF West Bengal Office demanding U.N. action against Pakistan and the perpetrators of the Pulwama terrorist attack on Feb. 19 2019

Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday sharpened his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi after China blocked a United Nations resolution against Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.

He noted that the proposal to list Masood as a global terrorist for the first time was backed by three permanent members of the UN Security Council and co-sponsored by other members and claimed that it was a big "diplomatic victory" for India as it showed that the world stands with it on its fight against terrorism.

While there was earlier dismay in India that Beijing did not condemn the terrorist attack "in Kashmir" in its statement on the Pulwama attack, New Delhi has taken note of the fact that China had backed the UNSC resolution condemning the terrorist attack in Kashmir.

".We can not, of course, accept this as it means falling out with China and it would be very unfair for a great country like China not to be in the Security Council", he said in a series of tweets.

CNBC-TV18 has learnt that India deliberately chose not to name China in its formal statement so as to leave room for negotiations.

The United States, Britain and France asked the Security Council's Islamic State and al Qaeda sanctions committee to subject JeM leader Masood Azhar to an arms embargo, travel ban and asset freeze.

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As China again blocked a United Nations resolution to designate JeM chief a global terrorist, Congress president Rahul Gandhi Thursday hit out at Prime Minster Narendra Modi, saying he was weak and scared of Chinese President Xi Jinping.

China also added that it would play its responsible role in collaboration with all the concerned parties. The group was behind the recent suicide bombing that brought New Delhi and Islamabad to the brink of war.

The terror outfit had claimed responsibility for the February 14 attack in Pulwama, Jammu and Kashmir, in which 40 security personnel were killed.

The US said, "With respect to China, the United States and China share a mutual interest in achieving regional stability and peace, and a failure to designate Azhar runs counter to this goal". Gandhi hit out at PM Modi saying he was scared of Chinese President Xi Jinping. And to be sure, there is some logic to Beijing's position: It is premised on balancing India by supporting Pakistan. In a last minute bid to persuade China against blocking the proposal, the U.S. put out a statement saying that failure to designate Masood would go against the "shared goal" of regional stability and peace. If he is so generous then he should hand over JeM chief Masood Azhar to India. India may have to re-examine whether the Wuhan spirit can still prevail after China's unhelpful action at the UNSC.

Asserting that "talks and terror cannot go together", she said India could not have a dialogue with Pakistan if they did not act upon the terror groups on its soil.

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