In­dia fumes at China for block­ing ter­ror­ist tag for JeM chief Azhar

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - HT Navi Mumbai Live - - FRONT PAGE - Yash­want Raj yash­want.raj@hin­dus­tan­times.com

WASH­ING­TON: In­dia has said it is dis­ap­pointed by China’s de­ci­sion to block its move to des­ig­nate Ma­sood Azhar as a ter­ror­ist, but Bei­jing backed its veto say­ing there wasn’t enough to black­list the JeM chief.

On Thurs­day, China placed a “tech­ni­cal hold” on the move to des­ig­nate the Jaish-e-Mo­hammed leader un­der a Se­cu­rity Coun­cil res­o­lu­tion. It had adopted a sim­i­lar stand in the past to block ac­tion against Azhar by In­dia.

“We find it in­com­pre­hen­si­ble that while the Pak­istan- based JeM was listed in UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil Com­mit­tee es­tab­lished un­der UNSCR 1267/1989/2253 as far back as 2001 for its well known ter­ror ac­tiv­i­ties and links to the al Qaeda, the des­ig­na­tion of the group’s main leader, fi­nancier and mo­ti­va­tor has been put on a tech­ni­cal hold,” In­dia said in a state­ment.

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