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All countries come in support of India to declare Masood Azhar a global terrorist, China backs off

World leaders are gathering together again to support India at a time when ‘China betrayed the international community by blocking the bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar’ as a “global terrorist” for the fourth time.

Well, India was confident the mastermind of the recent Pulwama blast and other major attacks would be brought to justice after when the UN security council tags him and puts pressure on Pakistan.

India said it was “disappointed by this outcome” after China’s move as it considers Pakistan its “all-time ally”. China’s move hasn’t only annoyed the member states like the US, France and the UK which had moved the proposal in the United Nations Security Council on February 27, which was co-sponsored by Germany on Wednesday, but people in India took to social media to express their anger, with most of them saying to boycott Chinese products in India.

“The 1267 Sanctions Committee, upon completion of the no-objection period on 13 March 2019, wasn’t able to come to a decision on the proposal for listing Mohammed Masood Azhar under the UN Sanctions regime, on account of a member placing the proposal on hold,” the foreign ministry said in a statement.

“We are disappointed by this outcome. This has prevented action by the international community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a prescribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019,” the ministry said.

Annoyed by China’s move, UNSC members today threatened that they “may be forced to pursue other actions” if China still continues to support Pakistan in case of terror.

“If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn’t have to come to that,” a Security Council diplomat was quoted as saying by news agency PTI.

(With PTI and other agencies input)

Written by Sagar Abhinandan

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