Rijiju Slams China for Blocking India’s Bid to Ban JeM Chief 

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju slams China for blocking India’s bid at the UN for a ban on JeM Chief Masood Azhar.

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Masood Azhar, chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad. (Photo: Reuters)

Union Minister Kiren Rijiju slammed China on Friday, 1 April, for blocking India’s bid at the UN for a ban on Chief Masood Azhar of Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammad, saying the government will take appropriate action.

What China has done (in the UN) was not good. Ministry of External Affairs will take an appropriate action. Whatever action is required, we will take.
Kiren Rijiju on developments at the United Nations

The Union Minister of State for Home hails from Arunachal Pradesh, which borders China. Yesterday, China had requested the UN Committee, which is considering a ban on the JeM chief, to keep the designation on hold.

After the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase on 2 January, India wrote to the UN in February calling for immediate action to list Azhar under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee.

The submission was armed with strong evidence of the outfit’s terror activities and its role in the Pathankot attack that killed seven Indian military personnel.

India also told the UN Sanctions Committee that not listing Azhar would expose it and other countries in South Asia to threats from the terror group and its leader.

Also read: China Blocks India’s Bid at UN to Ban JeM Chief Masood Azhar

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