India pushes China to get UN to proscribe Masood Azhar as terrorist

New Delhi, PTI | Updated : 06 October 2016, 06:21 PM
Masood Azhar, chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed
Masood Azhar, chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed

Official spokesperson of Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Vikas Swarup on Thursday said that India will take up with Beijing the issue of China’s stand on chief of terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed Masood Azhar.

Days after extending its blockade on India’s move to impose a UN ban on Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar, China had on Wednesday called for a stronger global response to curb cross-border movement of foreign terrorists.

India had on Wednesday strongly criticised an “unresponsive” Security Council for being indecisive on sanctioning leaders of organisations it itself designates as terrorist entities after China extended its “technical hold” on India’s bid for a UN ban against Masood Azhar.

India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin told the UN General Assembly that the 15-nation Security Council, the “principal organ” tasked with the maintenance of peace and security, has in a variety of ways become “unresponsive to the needs of our time and ineffective to meeting the challenges it is confronted with”.

Here are the highlights of Masood Azhar’s speech:

#We convey to committee (UN) that it’s expected to proscribe Masood Azhar as a terrorist, it will send a dangerous message if fails to act: MEA

#Whatever the Govt puts in public is determined by national security, can't comment anything else on it: Vikas Swarup, MEA on surgicalstrike

#Truth comes out no matter how hard one tries to conceal it: Vikas Swarup,MEA on Pakistan's denial on #surgicalstrike

# Pakistan has once again self-implicated itself: Vikas Swarup, MEA on Nawaz Sharif hailing Burhan Wani in Pak Parliament

#14 countries were on one side& 1 country on the other, so that lead to this extension: MEA on China extending hold on move to ban Masood Azhar

#Promoting prosperity with neighbours has been govt’s priority but terror can't be the product exported: Vikas Swarup, MEA on MFN

#It is expected to proscribe Masood Azhar under the 1267 sanctions regime, on the basis of our submission, which will send a strong signal to all terror grps that international community will not pursue or tolerate selective approach to terrorism: Vikas Swarup, MEA