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Congress Issues Statement On 'belated' Declaration Of Masood Azhar As A Global Terrorist By UN, Lists UPA's Achievements And Attacks PM Modi

Written By Apoorva Rao | Mumbai | Published:

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  • India achieved a massive diplomatic victory on Wednesday after the UNSC designated Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist
  • The Congress issued a statement about the issue saying it has welcomed the 'belated' declaration by the United Nations

India achieved a massive diplomatic victory on Wednesday after the UNSC designated Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. 

The Congress issued a statement about the issue saying it has welcomed the 'belated' declaration by the United Nations. However, taking the same line which Omar Abdullah had taken on the matter, it said that it was disappointed that the "UN listing doesn’t mention Pulwama/J&K while listing Azhar’s role in terrorist activities".

"Pakistan based #MasoodAzhar’s belated declaration as a global terrorist by UN is surely a welcome step. India’s fight against terrorism is resolute. We are disappointed that UN listing doesn’t mention Pulwama/J&K while listing Azhar’s role in terrorist activities," the statement read.

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Pakistan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs confirmed on Wednesday that Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar is now blacklisted as a global terrorist. 

The founder of the terror outfit perpetrated the Pulwama terror attack that martyred 40 CRPF Jawans, following which India received massive global support, of countries like Russia, United States, United Kingdom, Israel, France and more.

China had put a technical hold in March on a fresh proposal to impose a ban on the head of Pakistan-based JeM, it was for the fourth time that China blocked Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN.

On Wednesday, the country said it took the decision after it found no objection to the listing proposal by the US, the UK and France following a careful study of the revised materials.

"The 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council has detailed criteria for the listing procedures. China always believes that the relevant work should be carried out in an objective, unbiased and professional manner and based on solid evidence and consensus among all parties," a press release issued by Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said.

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