In a major breakthrough for India in its continuous efforts to make sure those accused who are behind the Pulwama terror attack are brought to task, the United Nations Security Council has now issued a statement of condemnation and then named the Jaish-e-Mohammad.
The statement below is from the UNSC – the United Nations’ apex principal organ consisting of 5 permanent members like the US, China, Russia, Great Britain and France. It requested all member states to join with India in bringing the Jaish to task.
“The member of Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir, which resulted in over 40 Indian paramilitary forces dead and dozens wounded on February 14, 2019, for which Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility.
The member of the Security Council expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Indian people and the government of India, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those who were injured. The members of the Security Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations constitutes one of the most serious threats to international peace and security”.
China had previously given two statements where it had condemned the attack in non-specific terms without naming the JeM or Pakistan. Russia, US, Israel and neighbouring countries Sri Lanka and Bangladesh condemned the dastardly attack.
At least 44 CRPF personnel were martyred and several others were injured when a Jaish suicide bomber rammed a vehicle carrying over 350 kg of explosives into a CRPF convoy of 70 vehicles in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama district, in what is considered as the deadliest attack in the last 3 decades. India paid tribute to the Jawans who lost their lives.