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China again blocks bid at UN to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Press Trust of India  |  United Nations 

In yet another setback to India's bid to designate Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed's as a global terrorist, on Wednesday put a technical hold on a proposal in the to ban him following the Pulwama terror attack.

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 of the was moved by France, the UK and the US on February 27, days after a suicide bomber of the (JeM) killed 44 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama, leading to a flare-up in tensions between and

The members had 10 working days to raise any objections to the proposal. The no-objection period deadline was scheduled to end at 3 PM local time (New York) Wednesday, (12:30 AM IST Thursday).

The proposal was the fourth such bid at the UN in the last 10 years to list Azhar as a global terrorist.

The Committee makes its decisions by consensus of its members.

All eyes were on China, which has in the past blocked India's bids to get Azhar listed as a UN-designated global terrorist thrice.

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First Published: Wed, March 13 2019. 23:40 IST
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