India has urged China to change stand on Masood Azhar: Government

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

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: December 1, 2016 3:50 pm
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Government has urged China to reverse its technical hold on India’s request, which is co-sponsored by several prominent countries, to get Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar designated as terrorist by the UN, 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 their 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 and 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.

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    PPrasad78
    Dec 1, 2016 at 12:07 pm
    As Mao says "Power flows from the Barrel of the Gun " !lt;br/gt;That is the language that China understands - so stop this pleading urging etc !
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      Shekar
      Dec 1, 2016 at 2:14 pm
      India has 0℅ guts to demand China anything, on the other hand China has tremendous guts to take any action against India without discussing...eg they stopped the flow of the river Brahmaputra citing dam construction reasons or in one case our villages on the border were stopped from constructing water irrigation systems by Chinese military...and we even stopped the work...
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        pawan
        Dec 1, 2016 at 2:46 pm
        Urged...when the governance is clueless in dealing with rogue nations and terrorists, only a meak policy of urged is the known policy of this governance. Same old policy like UPA...and yet India is changing...yeah right
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          Utpal
          Dec 1, 2016 at 11:18 am
          Does China fear that, if they support India's stand, Jaish-e-Mohammad may target them?
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            Suayri Ayyapan
            Dec 1, 2016 at 3:48 pm
            Boycott Chinese goods, Indians this is the best way to teach a race, the only thing straight in them is their hairs!
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              Yasser Yousufi
              Dec 1, 2016 at 11:58 am
              What would India say if China asks them to handover Brahamdagh Bugti whose Baloch Liberation Army is killing non-locals in Baluchistan including Chinese engineers working on CPEC? One man's terrorist is another man's freedom fighter like the old adage goes............
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