India to move UN for ban on JeM chief

Published: February 26, 2016
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Undeterred by China blocking its earlier attempt, India has once again decided to move the United Nations to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar.

“We will be moving the 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list,” Indian External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.

China blocks India’s anti-Pakistan move in UN

Swarup noted that India had already submitted to the UN’s Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan-based groups affiliated to al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country.

On February 18, a list of 11 individuals and one organisation “linked to terrorism in India”, was submitted to the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (the militant Islamic State group) and al Qaeda Sanctions Committee.

Pakistani team finds no evidence of JeM chief’s involvement in Pathankot assault

The UN banned JeM in 2001 but India’s efforts to get restrictions imposed on Azhar after the Mumbai attacks did not fructify as China didn’t allow them to be imposed.

This desk originally appeared on Hindustan Times.

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  • jayjay
    Feb 26, 2016 - 11:30AM

    Supporters of such beast should also be banned , while the world is reaching for space , clean energy , economics integration etc etc, a particular country is breeding terrorist . When will this country clean up its acts and come up to speed with the rest civilized world ? Recommend

  • Raj - USA
    Feb 26, 2016 - 11:50AM

    I predict China will not stand in the way of India this time. It is not the Congress government in India now, but Modi’s BJP government. Recommend

  • Pankaj
    Feb 26, 2016 - 12:56PM

    India should go ahead with this move. If China oppose this again it will only expose them. Recommend

  • Point
    Feb 26, 2016 - 2:10PM

    but india has zero guts to do anything against samjhoota express mastermind, gujrat roit main culprit!! meanwhile, people from kashmir crossed border for food into Azad Kashmir * Indian Media* Recommend

  • Feroz
    Feb 26, 2016 - 2:20PM

    India would never move a fresh resolution without having consultations with China. Masood Azhar is toast. Chinese patience with Pakistan is running thin because Pakistan’s disputes with its neighbors is a major hindrance to achievement of its geo-strategic goals. Who in their right mind will invest billions of dollars on a road running through disputed territory(Kashmir), which affects its legal standing. China will pressurize Pakistan to resolve the Kashmir dispute by accepting LOC as border. China wins two ways firstly Pakistan becomes a pliable client State, secondly it will improve its relationship with India allowing it to exploit the economic opportunities there and stalling non aligned India from becoming a member of an inimical global security arrangement. Win win for China, the region and citizens of Pakistan, lose lose for the Pakistani Establishment whose policies have wrecked Pakistan as well as the region.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Feb 26, 2016 - 3:55PM

    @jayjay:
    > Supporters of such beast should also be banned

    What has he is alleged to have done which Modi your PM has not done in Gujrat and is also proud of it? When are you going to ban Modi and his party? Don’t give bashans on morality while you choose Modi as your PM.Recommend

  • Hameed
    Feb 26, 2016 - 4:29PM

    @Pankaj:
    > India should go ahead with this move. If China oppose this again it will only expose them.

    Exposed, how? For not supporting butcher Modi? Who cares? Just a few days ago US told off Modi government to not complain over F16s. With a PM like Modi Hindians have no respect overseas, especially since under Modi’s leadership Hinduvtas are all out in force in their extremists acts. Hindians have some serious misunderstanding about the clouts of Modi’s government overseas. Just because Modi is rewarding local and foreign seths at the cost of ordinary Indian does not mean he is otherwise respected. Such people are simply used by the elite and dumped when not needed. Modi is just a useful fool in their hands.Recommend

  • Pankaj
    Feb 26, 2016 - 4:58PM

    @Point:
    Are you serious. It was Indian investigating agencies who find out it was not Islamist terrorist who did Smjhota blast. Pakistan had no clue about about the culprits.
    In Gujrat riot trail more than 60 high profile persons are convicted for more than 25 year in jail including a sitting MLA of ruling party. Can you imagine this happening in Pakistan?Recommend

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