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After Backing Masood Azhar China Now Blames India For 'sweeping Anti-China Sentiment', Echoes Pakistan's 'proof' Humbug

Written By Aishwaria Sonavane | Mumbai | Published:

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  • China's media mouthpiece blamed India of 'instigating domestic public opinion' for electoral gains
  • Furthermore claimed that India failed to provide 'new proof' against Masood Azhar, a founder of a terror organisation that claimed responsibility for Pulwama terror attack. 

China government's mouthpiece Global Times pinned the blame on India after blocking Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar listing as a global terrorist at the UNSC for the fourth time.

China brazenly disseminated a narrative that India is indulging in anti-China sentiment and furthermore claimed that India failed to provide 'new proof' against Masood Azhar, a founder of a terror organisation that claimed responsibility for Pulwama terror attack. 

The China media outlet said, "Efforts by India to add Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar to a UN defined terrorist blacklist have once again failed. A new wave of anti-China sentiment has swept Indian public opinion. However, Indian people should notice that China just put a technical hold on the move. It didn't veto it. In fact, based on what I know, India did not present new proof to support blacklisting Masood Azhar."

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It went ahead to accuse India of 'instigating domestic public opinion' for electoral gains and reiterated that India should provide 'specific material to prove the connection between Masood Azhar and these organisations'. 

It said, "A Chinese scholar on South Asia affairs told me that New Delhi didn't expect the proposal to be approved this time by forcing China to put a technical hold on India's bid, Indian government aims to instigate domestic public opinion, direct pressure away from New Delhi and win more support for BJP in the upcoming General Election." 

"United Nations 1267 Sanctions Committee is tasked with sanctioning Taliban, Al Qaeda and ISIS. To blacklist an organisation and individual under this committee, connections to those terror organisations has to be proved. India should provide specific material to prove the connection between Masood Azhar and these organisations," it added.  

The Global Times overtly called this a 'fuss' made by 'India's nationalists' 

They said, "India's nationalists making a fuss of this issue reflect their shallowness. China is India's friend, not a hostage of India's nationalism."

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In addition to this, despite China's blockage, France has decided to freeze the French assets of Masood Azhar founder of  the Jaish-e-Mohammed, that is responsible for carrying out many terror strikes in India and was involved in the attack on Parliament in 2001, the Pathankot air force base in 2016, army camps in Jammu and Uri, and the latest suicide attack on CRPF in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 40 personnel.

Apart from that, India has received a global backing from UNSC permanent members like United States, United Kingdom, France, and Russia and non-permanent members like Belgium, Cote d'Iviore, Germany, Indonesia, Kuwait, Peru, Poland, South Africa, and Equatorial Guinea. 

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