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China blocking sanctions against JeM chief; India gives info

PTI  New Delhi, August 12, 2009
First Published: 14:00 IST(12/8/2009) | Last Updated: 14:12 IST(12/8/2009)
With China blocking UN Security Council sanctions against Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar, India has provided detailed information to it about his involvement in terror activities and hopes Beijing would support the move.

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The issue figured during the talks between Special Representatives -- National Security Adviser M K Narayanan and Chinese State Councillor Dai Bingguo -- in New Delhi last Friday and Saturday.

"We have shared with China the necessary information and our assessment about Masood Azhar," a source said but refused to specify whether the material was provided during the talks.

"India and China have similar concerns with regard to terrorism and we hope China will support the move to proscribe Azhar by the UN Security Council," the source added.

India is making efforts to get Azhar along with LeT terrorists Azam Cheema and Abdur Rahman Makki banned by the Security Council in December last year.

Azhar, founder of JeM outfit, is one of the three terrorists freed by India in exchange for hostages of Air India plane IC-814 which was hijacked in December 1999.

China has been blocking the effort, arguing that it did not have the necessary information about Azhar's involvement in terrorism.


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