There cannot be different standards to judge terrorism, India has conveyed to China which had blocked its attempt to designate JeM chief Mohammed Masood Azhar as terrorist in a UN Security Council Committee, Lok Sabha was informed today.
In a written reply, minister of state for home affairs Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary said China has placed a technical hold on India’s application to designate Azhar as a terrorist in the UN Security Council Committee established under UNSCR 1267/1989/2253.
He said the matter was taken up with China during the meeting of external affairs minister with Chinese Foreign Minister, Wang Yi in Moscow on April 18, 2016 and during the visits of Raksha Mantri to China from April 17-20, and National Security Advisor to China from April 20-21.
“It has clearly conveyed that there cannot be different standards to judge terrorism.
“India has forcefully taken with International community that while the Pakistan-based JeM was listed in UM (sic) Security Council Committee establish (sic) under UNSCR 1267/1989/2253 as far back as 2001 for its well known terror activities and links to the Al-Qaeda, the designation of the group’s main leader, financer and motivator has been put on technical hold,” he said.