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India urges China to reverse stand on designating Masood Azhar as terrorist

PTI
Published : Dec 1, 2016, 3:44 pm IST
Updated : Dec 1, 2016, 3:47 pm IST

M J Akbar said China has often repeated its concern on spread of terrorism and its desire to cooperate with India on this issue.

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar. (Photo: AP)
 Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Maulana Masood Azhar. (Photo: AP)

New Delhi: The government has urged China to reverse its technical hold on India's request, which is co-sponsored by several prominent countries, to get Masood Azhar designated as terrorist by the United Nations, Minister of State for External Affairs M J Akbar said on Thursday.

In a written reply in a question in the Rajya Sabha, Akbar said China has often repeated its concern on spread of terrorism and its desire to cooperate with India on this issue.

On several occasions, China has reiterated with India their resolute opposition to terrorism in all its forms an manifestations with "zero tolerance", and has agreed that there is no justification for terrorism.

"Government has consistently highlighted to China regarding the threat of cross border terrorism emanating from Pakistan and affecting the region, including India.

"Specifically, we have emphasised forcefully that while the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed has been proscribed by the UNSC Sanctions Committee...for its well known terror activities and links to the Al Qaeda, the designation of JeM’s main leader, financier and motivator Azhar has been repeatedly put on a technical hold.

"Accordingly, we have urged China to reverse its technical hold on India's request to list Azhar under 1267 provisions. India's request is co-sponsored by several prominent countries," the Minister added.

Tags: masood azhar, terrorist, united nations
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