India slams ‘technical hold’ on declaring JeM chief Masood Azhar global terrorist

Without naming China, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said only one country had put the technical hold, blocking the ban by another three months.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: October 7, 2016 1:07 pm
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India Thursday reacted sharply to the extension of the “technical hold” on banning JeM chief Masood Azhar by the UN, saying the global body will be sending a “dangerous message” if it fails to act upon India’s demand for his designation as a global terrorist.

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Without naming China, External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said only one country had put the technical hold, blocking the ban by another three months, and criticised the complete “non-transparent and anonymous” manner of designating individuals by the UN Sanctions Committee.

Noting that the UN Sanctions Committee has already proscribed Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed, he said the panel, however, ignored the need to take action against the organisation’s main leader, financier and motivator who continues his terrorist actions unhindered.

Responding to the extension of the hold, he said,”The Committee has already pondered (over) our submission for the last six months. It will get a further three months to ponder, but that will in no way change the strange situation we have of the Committee designating the terror organisation but failing to or ignoring the need to designate the organisation’s most active and dangerous terrorist.

“We conveyed to the Committee that it is expected to proscribe Azhar under the 1267 Sanction Regime on the basis of our submission. Such a designation would help send a strong signal to all terror groups across the world that the international community is no longer going to pursue, or tolerate, selective approaches to terrorism.

“Distinction between good and bad terrorists is fallacious and counterproductive. Concomitantly, it will also be sending a dangerous message if it fails to act upon India’s Submission.”

He noted that the issue was also being taken up with the Chinese Government.

He also emphasised that India would welcome any move which enables functioning of the UN Committee in a “manner where political considerations do not hold hostage the designation of known terrorists” and change the rule of “complete non-transparency and anonymity” of this process.

On March 31 this year, China – a veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council – had blocked India’s move to put a ban on Azhar under the al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council.

China was the sole member in the 15-nation UN organ to put a hold on India’s application with the rest 14 members of the Council supporting New Delhi’s bid to place Azhar on the 1267 sanctions list that would subject him to an assets freeze and travel ban.

The Chinese technical hold had lapsed on Monday, and had China not raised further objection, the resolution designating Azhar as a terrorist would have been passed automatically. Beijing had on Saturday announced the extension of its “technical hold”.

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    Rangachari.Venugopalan
    Oct 6, 2016 at 3:07 pm
    BJP freed Masood Azhar. Doesn't it look STUPID to declare him a terrorist?lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Global terrorist is Shri ModiJI who talks only terrorism in all countries he visits.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;He was a state terrorist for 12 years, a national terrorist and a global terrorist for the last 2 1/2 years. lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Hope he soon becomes galactic terrorist by using Inter-galactic spaceships designed and developed by veDIK brahmins.
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      Ordinary Indian
      Oct 6, 2016 at 2:22 pm
      China is a bigger and more dangerous dictator. They are the new funding sugar daddy of stan .... lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;In a long term this is going to hurt China as the extremism doesn't respect anyone. stan is ISIS take 2....
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        Gomango
        Oct 6, 2016 at 5:09 pm
        All those who are carrying out a tirade against China should not use any digital devices hence forth. They should go to the forests and live as forest loafers. All Bhakts will sorry should agree with me.
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          Gomango
          Oct 6, 2016 at 5:07 pm
          Do you mean to say a brahmin Rangachari.Venugopalan cannot be a brahmin?
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            Kaliyug
            Oct 6, 2016 at 2:23 pm
            India should not wait for the world to declare anyone as a terrorist, I think India should do it itself, find ways to eliminate this person, no country needs to support or be against anyone trying to destroy terrorism, every civilized country should stop terrorism with the help of the other countries or not.
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              Aditya
              Oct 6, 2016 at 5:45 pm
              If China has disagreement with US then it must stop trade in US Dollars! I hope you will agree with line of thought as yours.
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                DD
                Oct 6, 2016 at 3:52 pm
                stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..
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                  DD
                  Oct 6, 2016 at 4:59 pm
                  stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;....�lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;Ameen..lt;br/gt;...
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                    i
                    Oct 6, 2016 at 4:10 pm
                    And pigs can fly....right camel-molester?
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                      i
                      Oct 6, 2016 at 4:08 pm
                      India should think outside UN...and build a separate multi-nation coalition called Coalition against Terrorism....and specifically keep China out of it.
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                        mathimathi
                        Oct 6, 2016 at 4:32 pm
                        Apr 23, 2014 - “Whenever the Chinese soldiers want, they come and have picnic inside our territory and our government could do nothing.' Bjp chief Amit Shah Insulted ours Indian ARMY. What about Now. Mr bjp chief shah.
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                          mathimathi
                          Oct 6, 2016 at 5:08 pm
                          what is a work in a church mosque to me. F OOL .
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                            mathimathi
                            Oct 6, 2016 at 4:36 pm
                            yes Nda's atal ji freed terrorist Masood Azhar.
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                              Arun Kumar
                              Oct 6, 2016 at 5:03 pm
                              China will be backing stan till India stops import of chinese goods .
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                                Nampurath Krishna
                                Oct 6, 2016 at 4:30 pm
                                Boycott Chinese items!!
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                                  Nampurath Krishna
                                  Oct 6, 2016 at 4:37 pm
                                  Camouflaged ideny never hide the color of pigs! Porki brains are so scared feeling chill down their spine that never tire calling names on the Iron Man Modi, and after this surgical strike their loose-motion never stop to let them out of the loo and that's why such comments. Better to hide in their camouflage keeping their pig brains shut.
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                                    Nampurath Krishna
                                    Oct 6, 2016 at 4:33 pm
                                    I've only one brain just to oppose Narendra Modi however good he works, however honestly dedicatedly he works. I've got just one agenda to call names with 'right-wing', 'saffronised', 'parivar' just because I've a particular idea of deity.
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                                      Vihari Naidu
                                      Oct 6, 2016 at 2:30 pm
                                      China is misusing the forum of UNSC to support terrorists. We have to make a domestic law that imposes economic sanctions on countries that support and shelter terrorists just like the US does. If UN is not allowed to function properly, we have to take steps domestically to ensure states that sponsor terrorism don't go unpunished.....
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                                        Potthai Lang
                                        Oct 6, 2016 at 9:42 pm
                                        Is India China's master ? Why must China satisfy whatever India wants ?
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                                          Rajesh
                                          Oct 7, 2016 at 5:43 am
                                          of course not... Why would India want to boss over a nation that feel threatened by allowing a simple tool like Google search engine? And by the way, Pak a terror nation seems to be your boss or else How can China submit itself to Pak and put hold on the decision agreed by 14/15 council member nations? may be you should answer yourself
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                                            SK
                                            Oct 6, 2016 at 7:09 pm
                                            Hafiz Sayeed has stopped egg laying in stan. This is continuously laying eggs till date. Time to eat stani chickens now.
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