China, a veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council, on Wednesday late night, blocked the move to put a ban on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief for the fourth time under the 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.
And just after this, #BoycottChineseProducts started trending on Twitter. It's on No. 3 on the trendlist currently. Indians were furious and they responded sharply on Twitter urging people to boycott the Chinese products. Some said that boycotting the Chinese goods will create a huge impact on China as India is a big market for them.
One user wrote: "There is nothing worse than terrorism and those who protect them are equally responsible for the destruction of love and brotherhood from this world #BoycottChineseProducts"
While the other wrote: "This is why we should #boycottchineseproducts
Using our money to make terror factories stronger. Jaago Indians Jaago..."
In a press statement, MEA said that it "will continue to pursue all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice".
Read the full statement here:
The ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee (1267 Sanctions Committee), upon completion of the no-objection period on 13 March 2019, was not able to come to a decision on the proposal for listing Mohammed Masood Azhar Alvi under the UN Sanctions regime, on account of a member placing the proposal on hold.
We are disappointed by this outcome. This has prevented action by the international community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), a proscribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019.
We are grateful for the efforts of the Member States who moved the designation proposal and the unprecedented number of all other Security Council members as well as non-members who joined as co-sponsors.
We will continue to pursue all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice.
Despite pressure from across the globe, China remained non-committal on this matter and hinted that it will once again the block the move.
Earlier, Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang while talking about the issue had said:
"On the issue, I want to say that China always adopts a responsible attitude, engage in consultation with various parties properly deal with this issue. The discussion, I want to say must follow the rules and procedures and relevant bodies and only the solution that is acceptable to all sides is conducive for resolving the issue," Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Lu Kang said.