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China blocks move against Azhar, India disappointed

IANS  |  United Nations/New Delhi 

The on Wednesday did not come to a decision on naming chief Mohammed a global terrorist due to putting the proposal on hold. expressed its disappointment at the outcome.

In a statement in New Delhi, the said this has prevented action by the international community against the of (JeM), a proscribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for last month's Pulwama terror attack.

It was the fourth attempt for international action against the founder, all of which have been blocked by since 2009.

"The ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida (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 Alvi under the UN Sanctions regime, on account of a member placing the proposal on hold. We are disappointed by this outcome," the statement said, without naming

expressed its gratitude for the efforts of the countries who moved the proposal and "the unprecedented number of all other members as well as non-members who joined as co-sponsors".

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda was moved by France, UK and the US on February 27 in wake of the horrendous terror attack in jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama that left 40 security personnel dead.

"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," the statement said.



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First Published: Thu, March 14 2019. 00:18 IST