JeM has already been blacklisted by 15-nation Security Council, however not its chief, an extended-time foe of India
NEW DELHI: China has blocked India’s request so as to add the top of the Pakistan-based mostly militant group Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) to a UN Safety Council blacklist of teams linked to al Qaeda.
India has accused JeM and its prime chief, Maulana Masood Azhar, of masterminding a number of assaults, together with a lethal assault on an Indian air base in January. Safety officers interrogated Azhar and his associates after the assault, and stated they discovered no proof linking him to it.
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JeM has already been blacklisted by the 15-nation Safety Council, however not Azhar, a hardliner and lengthy-time foe of India. India’s Overseas Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup stated on Friday that India had requested that Azhar be added to the listing 9 months in the past and had acquired robust backing from all different members of the council.
However China, which put a maintain on the transfer in April, had now blocked it, he stated. “We had anticipated China would have been extra understanding of the hazard posed to all by terrorism,” he stated in a press release. Swarup added that the lack of the worldwide group to take the step confirmed the “prevalence of double requirements within the battle towards terrorism.”
China’s overseas ministry didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark late on Friday night.
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India has lengthy accused Pakistan of utilizing JeM as a proxy to mount assaults on Indian soil, together with within the Indian-occupied Kashmir, and earlier gave what it referred to as “actionable intelligence” to Islamabad, together with phone intercepts.
Pakistan denies giving any help to Kashmir-based mostly militants. If Azhar was blacklisted by the UN Safety Council, he would face a worldwide journey ban and asset freeze.
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