Modi protests China's veto on Indian motion for UN action against Pakistan

India says this matter has been taken up at the highest level with Chinese leadership


Web Desk June 23, 2015
Modi's outburst came after China blocked India's move in the United Nations for action against Pakistan. PHOTO: AFP

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday voiced concerns over China's move to veto a UN action against Pakistan for releasing alleged Mumbai terror mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Press Trust of India reported.

According to details, India has taken up the issue with China at the highest levels of leadership.

Modi's outburst came after China blocked India's move in the United Nations for action against Pakistan.

Separately, India’s Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Vikas Swarup confirmed that they were taking up the matter with Chinese leadership.

Respodning to question on China's statement on Lakhvi, Swarup said that, “In the case of China, this matter has been taken up at the highest level.”

“Our concerns in this matter were conveyed to the Chair of the [UN Security Council] 1267 Committee. We also raised this bilaterally with the other members of the Committee.”

The UN Sanctions Committee, which met at India's request, was to seek a clarification from Pakistan on Lakhvi's release in the Mumbai attacks trial but China blocked the move on grounds that India did not provide sufficient information, sources said, according to NDTV.

Read: Lakhvi freed from Adiala Jail

India approached the UN last month against Lakhvi's release in April from Adiala Jail in Rawalpindi. Lakhvi was formally released from Adiala Jail after he submitted surety bonds of Rs2 million, following the Lahore High Court (LHC) verdict declaring his detention orders illegal.

Read: India seeks UN intervention over Lakhvi's release

India's permanent representative to the UN, Asoke Mukherjee, wrote to the UN's Sanctions' Committee terming Lakhvi's release a violation of a UN resolution on terrorist organisations and groups, including the al Qaeda and the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT).

The sanctions committee includes China as a permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Following his release, the United States expressed ‘grave concerns’ and urged the country to bring the perpetrators of the 26/11 attacks to justice.

Read: US expresses 'grave concern' over Lakhvi's release

Further, US Ambassador to India Richard Verma had termed the release of alleged Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi from Adiala jail a mistake by Pakistan.

Lakhvi was arrested in 2008 after an FIR was registered against him based on the information provided by Indian authorities. On November 25, 2009, Lakhvi was indicted along with six others for planning and helping to carry out the Mumbai attacks. An anti-terrorism court granted him bail against Rs500,000 surety bonds on December 18, 2014. The same day, a local magistrate issued a detention order for one month. On December 29, 2014, Islamabad High Court set aside the detention order and directed the authorities to release him. The Okara DCO ordered his detention on March 12 under the Maintenance of Public Order Ordinance.

This article originally appeared on NDTV.

COMMENTS (95)

ritz | 6 years ago | Reply @Sandip: @Harris: Hello, what problem you have with zakaat, don't you know in your scriptures the highest caste the Brahmins have been advised to beg. So you Hindus should be the last one's having problems with beggars.
Ibrar | 6 years ago | Reply @Filipino: Like us Pakistanis you too drifted away from the main point...and avoided responding to what I said about Lakhvi - Instead lost your composure and went on to put your blistered azz (Opse excuse my French) on exhibition. No idea what Pakistan has done to you philpinos but may be you are spending time with our enemies in a nearby gutter in our neighbouring country. By all means do anything to China, do not buy their goods and hurt your own trade, we have nothing to do with what is happening in your region other than good dip Locative relations with Phillipine despite encountering ranting and raving turds like you. Think again why Lakhvi was bailed by the court.The UN and U.S. have their own reasons to say what they are saying, none doing so with any seriousness. Perhaps because they are aware and respect the good work Pakistan is undertaking to achieve peace in the region....and they also know what India too has been doing to harm Pakistan. Go on the Net and see what the recently retired U.S. Defence Sec, Chuck Hagel says about Indian involvement in arming militants in Pakistan's Baluchistan province. And go to BBC web to see how Indians are funding and training vulnerable Pakistanis to carry out terror attacks in Pakistan. If you are still not convinced that India is deeply involved in terror activities while all these years Pakistan has been fighting against this menace at the coast of damaging its own economy , there is no point in wasting time on you. Despite your low views about Pakistani as you pointed out I wonder how come you carry your azz all the way to reach this Pakistani site?
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