Militant Masood Azhar Protected By China, India Reproves


New York: Taking cognisance of the mushrooming menace of terrorism across the world, India chastised Pakistan and China for mainstreaming and supporting world-recognised terrorists.

India’s Permanent Representative Syed Akbaruddin to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has said the Sanctions Committees were failing to make progress due to narrow political and strategic concerns of few states, while others were supporting terrorists.

Akbaruddin was referring to United Nations-designated terrorist Hafiz Saeed, who was recently released from house arrest after a Pakistani court cited lack of evidence against him in the case.

He further tore into Pakistan for letting Saeed foray into the mainstream and allowing him to run for office in Pakistan in 2018.

“Where Sanctions Committees have designated terrorists, there are states who venture to mainstream UN-designated terrorist individuals into their political process, in total disregard of international law, thus putting our common security in peril,” he said.

Akbaruddin also trained his guns at China, which is considered an ally of Pakistan, and said the country was falling victim to narrow political and strategic concerns in certain issues.

“It is noticed that on an issue as serious as designation of terrorist individuals and entities, the Council-mandated Sanctions Committees fail to make concrete progress and fall victim to narrow political and strategic concerns in some cases,” Akbaruddin said.

China had repeatedly block India’s attempt to declare Jaish-E-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist.