US, UK, France urge UNSC to blacklist Masood Azhar

The US, Britain and France have moved a proposal in the UN Security Council to blacklist the chief Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammad, the Pakistan based terror outfit that carried out the heinous attack  on Indian security forces in Pulwama on February 14. At least 40 CRPF personnel were martyred in the attack.

Now all eyes are China, an all-weather ally of Pakistan, which had blocked earlier proposals to designate Masood Azhar a global terrorist. However, though China had not come out strongly against Pulwama attack initially, it has recently asked Pakistan to crack down on terror.

The US, Britain and France also have called for imposing an arms embargo, global travel ban and asset freeze on Masood Azhar. There is a window to raise objection until March 13. Will China join others in the global fight against terrorism this time around?

 

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