India removes Masood Azhar's name from Pulwama attack case

India removes Masood Azhar's name from Pulwama attack case

India removes Masood Azhar's name from Pulwama attack case

"Our position is in line with the statements of Prime Minister Khan who clearly stated that there is no space for any proscribed organization or its affiliates to operate from Pakistani territory, our resolve for countering terrorism in all its forms and manifestations and our National Action Plan", he said.

In what comes as a huge victory for India, Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar has been designated as a terrorist by the United Nations. But on March 13, the day of the deadline for the listing of Azhar, China had put a hold, citing more time to understand the issue.

Asked about the recent visit of Indian Foreign Secretary Vijay Gokhale to Beijing during which he held talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi as well as New Delhi shared the technical evidence of JeM's involvement in the Pulwama terror attack, Geng reiterated that China is still working with the relevant parties. "Another feather to the already heavy hat of PM @narendramodi Ji who has scored countless diplomatic victories in the last 5 years".

But defending its all-weather ally, Pakistan, Chinese Foreign ministry added, "Pakistan has made enormous contributions to fighting terrorism, which deserves the full recognition of the worldwide community". He said, "This is not just Modi's success, this is the entire nation's success" and "today India has proven its power in the entire world and that is the power of 130 million people of this country".

The US had put forward a draft Security Council resolution to blacklist Azhar, ratcheting up pressure on China to remove its opposition to the sanctions.

Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said, "It's taken us 10 years, but it's finally done".

"I can only say that I believe that this will be properly resolved", Chinese foreign ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang told a media briefing in Beijing.

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But defending its all-weather ally, Pakistan, Chinese Foreign ministry added, "Pakistan has made enormous contributions to fighting terrorism, which deserves the full recognition of the global community".

Pakistan will continue to extend diplomatic, moral and political support to the Kashmiris, he said.

France which is the co-chair of UNSC was the first country to react to the development. "This decision taken at the United Nations Security Council signals the successful realization of our efforts". This became possible after China, one of the five permanent members of the UNSC, removed its hold on the listing of Azhar.

The listing of Azhar means that travel and an arms embargo will be imposed on him which means he cannot travel outside Pakistan nor can he buy weapons. "Grateful to all for their support", India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.

After further negotiations, they instead submitted a new request to the committee on Sunday to sanction Azhar, which was agreed on Wednesday. The first effort that we made in this regard was in 2009. The move could be source of happiness in India and Premier Modi could play it up but it is unlikely to help him get substantial votes as half of the Indian general elections are over.

Maulana Masood Azhar, head of Pakistan's militant Jaish-e-Mohammad party, attends a pro-Taliban conference organised by the Afghan Defence Council in Islamabad August 26, 2001.

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