UNSC to declare Masood Azhar a Global Terrorist

Friday, 15 Mar, 2019

Jaitley's remarks came soon after the Congress blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's foreign policy vis-a-vis China for the latter yet again blocking the bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)'s chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. India, for a long time now, has pointed to the Security Council that while JeM is under United Nations sanctions, its founder has been left scot-free. China's move has put a technical hold on India's bid that could last up to nine months.

Asked to clarify whether the issue has been listed for discussion for March 13 and China is in talks with all the parties concerned, Lu said, "First I want to clarify that I don't recall saying anything about the deadline about the UNSC committee and other United Nations subsidiary bodies".

China proposed the "technical hold" to the listing application in order to give more time for the committee to deliberate and for further negotiations among the relevant parties, Lu added, noting that China will maintain a constructive and responsible attitude and hopes that disputes can be solved through dialogue. "China is ready to communicate and coordinate with all sides including India to properly handle this issue", he said.

".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.

During the Pulwama attack, Gokhale had briefed the media during which he had said there was credible information information that Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) terror group was attempting suicide attacks at various parts of the country, as a result a pre-emptive strike became important and India struck the biggest camp of JeM at Balakot. Congress leader Rahul Gandi took to Twitter and attack Modi.

Gandhi had hit out at PM Modi on Twitter, saying he was weak and scared of Chinese President Xi Jinping. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India.NoMo's China diplomacy: 1.Swing with Xi in Gujarat. China has been systematically providing diplomatic support, economic investment and arms to Pakistan. Hug Xi in Delhi. 3. Also, India's growing proximity to the United States, sheltering Dalai Lama, and Pakistan's role in China's One Belt One Road strategy are said to be the reasons for China's protecting Pakistan's interests.

BJP reacted nearly in the same fashion.

Replying to Gandhi, the BJP said "India is undoing all mistakes of your family". "The FM assured me that Pakistan would deal firmly with all terrorists and will continue steps to deescalate tensions with India".

The party also asked Rahul Gandhi to leave the matter to the Prime Minister "while you [Congress chief] keep cosying up with the Chinese envoys secretly".