India has come down heavily on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) for taking months to consider sanctioning leaders of groups it has itself designated as terror entities.
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India was referring to the “technical hold” on its bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN.
India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin thelightmillenium
He noted that international community is paying the price for the lack of progress on the critical matters such as humanitarian situations, terrorist threats and peacekeeping vulnerabilities.
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On March 31 this year, China, a veto-wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, had blocked India’s move to put a ban on the JeM leader under the Sanctions Committee of the Council. Unsurprisingly, China had sought another three-month extension on India’s bid.
India is not alone in its bid to get Azhar listed as the US, UK and France had “co-sponsored” the resolution seeking Azhar’s listing.