Published: Sat, March 16, 2019
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

China Prevents UN Blacklisting Of Pakistani JeM Leader

China Prevents UN Blacklisting Of Pakistani JeM Leader

France has made a decision to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, the French government said on Friday, March 15. "This has prevented action by the global 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 February 14, 2019". The UK, US, Germany, and France had lent their full support to India, but China objected to the resolution claiming that they needed more time to examine the case.

Later, addressing a press conference, Congress leaders Randeep Singh Surjewala and Shaktisinh Gohil said blocking of Masood Azhar from being declared as an worldwide terrorist by China is major setback for global fight against terrorism. The attack brought India and Pakistan closer to war and they hit each other's targets using air force.

She took to Twitter to counter the opposition's charge and said India secured unprecedented support from the worldwide community for listing Masood Azhar under the UN Sanctions Committee. "NoMo's China Diplomacy: 1".

China remained quiet until the last moment, apparently to tease India, before it rose to let down this country - this time, even in the face of the deadly Pulwama attack.

Taking the issue to the Security Council for an open discussion and vote is also an option which could publicly shame the Chinese for their support to the leader of a UN-designated terrorist group.

In yet another attempt to shield terrorists based in Pakistan, China has blocked India's bid to declare Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist for the fourth time.

By listing Azhar at the United Nations, member states, including Pakistan, would be expected to take similar measures. The MEA has expressed its disappointment, and political mudslinging ensued soon when Congress president Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi is scared of Xi Jinping and BJP responded by saying that Congress is happy with the outcome. China's support to Pakistan to protect Masood Azhar and his Jaish is a provocation in itself, but considering the overall scenario, two possibilities exist: one, to grin and bear with this scenario.

".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 tweeted, quoting from the letter.

With just weeks to go before a general election, India's main opposition Congress party said Modi's attempts to improve ties with China were not yielding results.

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