ALSO READUncover source of terror funding in Afghanistan, says India at UN China avoids Azhar UN ban issue after BRICS declaration on terror names JeM BRICS declaration: What China's stance on terrorism reflects Win for India: BRICS slams LeT, Jaish as terror groups, clubs them with IS Modi-Trump meet: India, US name Pakistan, demand action on 26/11, Pathankot
Syed Akbaruddin, India's permanent representative to the United Nation, on Sunday said that India will not sit idle till Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar is brought to justice.
"Many countries are with us except one (China). Only that one country is coming in way of declaring Masood Azhar a globally designated terrorist at the UN. But, we want to find a solution to this issue through dialogue. This issue is under a committee of the United Nations and it is expected take decision on it in three months. But, I will assure you that we will never forget this issue. Masood Azhar is a criminal. Whatever time it takes, India will not sit idle till he is brought to justice," he said.
On August 3, China again extended by three months its technical hold on the US, France and UK- backed proposal to list JeM chief and Pathankot terror attack mastermind Masood Azhar as a designated terrorist by the UN. The extension is expiring on November 2.
Speaking at a press conference, India's then External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Gopal Baglay had said that Azhar's involvement in carrying out terror attacks on Indian soil is a well-known fact.
If Azhar is designated global terrorist at the UN then it would prevent the terror chief from travelling internationally and result in a global freezing of his assets.
India has accused Pakistan-based terrorist outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar, his brother Mufti Rauf Asghar and his two other key lieutenants - Shahid Latif and Kashif Jan for the January 2 Pathankot airbase attack.