China for the 4th time blocked the initiative to declare the Jaish-e Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist” by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday.
Chinese diplomats said they required more time to examine the sanctions request on Masood Azhar.
The proposal to declare Masood Azhar as a terrorists was moved by France, UK and the US on the 27th of February. The UNSC tag of “global terrorist” if applied on Azhar means freezing of all financial assets and economic resources worldwide.
The Indian Foreign Ministry in a statement said-
“We are disappointed by this outcome. This has prevented action by the international community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a proscribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019.”
The Jaish-e Mohammad headed by Masood Azhar has a history of carrying out many terror attacks in India. The attack on Parliament, Pathankot air force base, army camps in Jammu and Uri and recently Pulwama.
(The Pigeon Express Opinion – China once again saved its all-weather ally Pakistan, this was however on expected lines. This exposes China’s claims about wanting peace and stability in the region. In fact, China would be happy if tensions between India and Pakistan were on the rise, as it would benefit them strategically and economically.)