India slams UNSC for taking months to consider ban on JeM chief Masood Azhar

India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin asserted that the Security Council is stuck in its own "time warp and politics".

By: PTI | United Nations | Updated: November 8, 2016 12:36 pm
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India has strongly criticised the Security Council for taking months to consider sanctioning leaders of groups it has itself designated as terror entities, in an obvious reference to the “technical hold” on India’s bid to get JeM chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. Asserting that the Security Council is stuck in its own “time warp and politics”, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin yesterday slammed the Council’s inability to sanction the leaders of terrorist organisations.

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“While our collective conscience is ravaged everyday by terrorists in some region or another, the Security Council gives itself 9 months to consider whether to sanction leaders of organisations it has itself designated as terrorist entities,” Akbaruddin said at a session on equitable representation and increase in the membership of the Security Council here.

Earlier this year, China had extended the “technical hold” on India’s move to get Azhar designated as a terrorist by the UN. The six-month validity of the technical hold lapsed in late September and China sought another three-month extension on India’s bid.

He lamented that the snail-paced and “never-ending carousel of discussions” on United Nations Security Council (UNSC) reforms, saying “it is time to break the impasse” to urgently reform the body that is “unresponsive” to the current global situation.

The inability to respond to humanitarian situations, terrorist threats and peacekeeping vulnerabilities during this year itself are part of the price that is being paid for the international community’s lack of progress on the critical matter, he noted.

“On issues pivotal to international security such as Syria, there is inaction, and on other situations like dealing with the peacekeeping crisis in South Sudan we see fragmented action which is not implemented even months after being agreed upon,” Akbaruddin said.

“The Security Council, stuck in its own time warp and politics, can only be described as working randomly on the basis of a mix of ad-hocism, scrambling and political paralysis. Need one say more about the urgency of the need for reform of this relic which has long been unresponsive to the needs of our time,” he said.

Akbaruddin said the never-ending carousel of discussions on UNSC reforms leaves many in the international community perplexed as the crucial reform of the Security Council has been delayed despite both its importance and its urgency.

He pointed out that the Council’s global governance structure does not cease to surprise the international community with its persistent inability to even effectively engage with the tasks at hand.

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  1. M
    Nov 8, 2016 at 10:40 am
    India should not be knocking doors of UN but UEN since UN is a peace keeping organisation and does not differentiate between a terrorist and a civilian and their motive is based on peaceful dialogues and diplomacy without discrimination,-UEN:--United Elite Nations are the ones who deal with terrorism and designation of terrorists by isolating with red corner alert,----therefore India should immediately approach UEN members,----India is been double crossed by China by using VETO power who itself acts with double standard when dealing with terrorism and terrorists cause VETO applies with UN and not UEN,---so India should approach UEN and together with terrorist, China too will feel the heat being getting designated and isolated as well.
    1. J
      Nov 8, 2016 at 10:28 am
      What is sadhguru doing there?
      1. H
        Nov 8, 2016 at 9:57 am
        Has out home ministry has included Masood and his organization in the list !!!!!!!
        1. L
          l s
          Nov 8, 2016 at 8:59 am
          It is time to either increase the number of members OR GET OUT OF UN for it has become a stooge of the big five. This big five cannot and should not be allowed to rule over the world, for they do not do justice to other;br/gt;India should give a time frame for action by U N or else threaten to get out of all world bodies for being impartial. Many countries should come together and warn the U N to either work impartially or ask them to quit their offices.Or else, India should take the iniitative with other like minded countries and create a new UNITED NATIONS with majority of world countries. Enough of UN is enough.
          1. M
            Nov 8, 2016 at 7:50 am
            खुदी को बुलन्द कर ईतना कि हर तकदीर से पहले,lt;br/gt;खुदा बन्दे से खुद पूछे बता तेरी रजा क्या है....
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