Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi case: India expresses concern after China blocks move demanding UN sanctions against Pakistan

China blocked India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi as it contended that India provided insufficient information.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | Updated: June 24, 2015 12:47 pm
Lakhvi, zaki-ur-rehman, hafiz saeed The last two hearings were also not held at the Anti-Terrorism Court (ATC) Islamabad because the judge of the trial court was on leave.

India has got in touch with the Chinese leadership to express its concern after Beijing blocked New Delhi’s proposal for action by the UN against Pakistan over the release of jailed terrorist Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.

Lakhvi is the prime accused in the 2008 Mumbai terror attack case.

Foreign Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said India had taken up the matter with China “at the highest level”. PTI quoted sources as saying that Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself raised the issue with the Chinese leadership.

At a meeting of the UN Sanctions Committee at the UN Headquarters in New York, India had demanded action against Pakistan, arguing that the release of Lakhvi was in violation of the UN resolution 1267 that deals with designated entities and individuals.

“Government had taken up the issue of violation of the 1267 sanctions regime in respect of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. Our concerns in this matter were conveyed to the Chair of the 1267 Committee. We also raised this bilaterally with the other members of the Committee. In the case of China, this matter has been taken up at the highest level,” Swarup said in a statement.

China blocked India’s move on the ground that New Delhi had provided insufficient information.

The sanctions committee consists of all five permanent member-states and 10 non-members. PTI quoted sources as saying that all the members, except China, had supported India’s stand. The sanctions apply to designated individuals and entities associated with terror groups, including al-Qaeda and LeT, wherever located.

Lakhvi was released from jail by a Pakistani court in April. Last month, India’s permanent representative at the UN, Asoke Mukherjee, had written to the chairperson of the sanctions committee, pointing out that the release was in violation of the UN resolution 1267.


For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

  1. L
    Lproud to
    Jun 24, 2015 at 3:37 pm
    China never can be friend with india and no one understand why China protecting one terrorist and even he is not chinee citizen
    1. A
      Jun 24, 2015 at 7:54 am
      What happend to the trip that great Modi and his bunch of fiends from film fraternity and business community made... All Modi is doing is just touring the world at common man expense ....
      1. B
        Jun 23, 2015 at 10:12 pm
        China can not be Indian friend in next 50 years. We should pull our shocks
        1. A
          Jun 24, 2015 at 6:07 pm
          The UN must not listen to since since "majority Wins"..Allka Asvwani...Sub Editor. Aftrenoon Voice
          1. A
            Anand Prakash
            Jun 24, 2015 at 1:40 pm
            What was the outcome of the bonhomie that Narendra Modi enjo with Xi?
            1. Load More Comments