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Big diplomatic victory to India, UNSC declares Masood Azhar a terrorist

Masood Azhar
Masood Azhar, Jaish-e-Mohammad chief

The United Nations Security Council on Wednesday designated Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as terrorist.  The move comes after China removed its “technical Hold” on placing Azhar on the UN Sanctions list, under global pressure.

After the terrorist attack on CRPF jawans in Pulwama, India had succeeded in getting several nations on board to get Azhar listed. But China, a veto wielding permanent member of the UN Security Council, had been a stumbling block bringing up a technical hold.

However of late, China was exhibiting signs of its changing position on Masood Azhar. “I can only say that I believe that this will be properly resolved,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang had recently told the media.

Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley tweeted, “India stands vindicated. Masood Azhar is now a global terrorist. India is in safe hands. This marks a high point for the Prime Minister’s foreign policy.”

India’s ambassador in the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted, “Big,small, all join together. Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in @UN Sanctions list”.

With the blacklisting of Masood Azhar on UN Sanctions, Pakistan-based Jaish’s involvement in the Pulwama terror attacks is now globally established, despite vehement denials by Pakistan


Mystery behind Pakistan’s ‘fear’ about another attack by India

Pakistani Foriegn Minsiter Shah Mehmood Qureshi (Image credit: India TV)

Pakistan foreign minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi has made a rather bizarre allegation against India. He told the media on Sunday that India is planning to attack his country between April 16 and 20.

Mr Qureshi claimed that he was making the allegation with full responsibility, as his country had credible intelligence inputs, suggesting India’s plans for another aggression.

Why would India, in the middle of the general elections, engage in military hostility with Pakistan?

India has immediately rejected the allegation.

“India rejects the irresponsible and preposterous statement by the foreign minister of Pakistan with a clear objective of whipping up war hysteria in the region,” External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar said in response.

Kumar also said, “This public gimmick appears to be a call to Pakistan-based terrorists to undertake a terror attack in India.”

Is Pakistan planning for another terrorist attack on Indian soil to change the course of Indian general elections? Here is why this line of thinking looks plausible.

After the February 14th attack on CRPF Jawans convoy in Pulwama, Masood Azhar, chief of Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, was heard hailing the suicide bomber for killing 40 CRPF soldiers.

More importantly, Masood Azhar was heard saying that the attack would destroy Narendra Modi politically for failing to stop the terror attack. (Listen to the audio @ India Today – Masood Azhar’s anti-Modi audio tape | Facebook)   

But soon Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes on Jaish terror camps in Balakot, inside Pakistan, on February 26, and Prime Ministr Narendra Modi’s popularity rapidly shot up.

Now, is Pakistan planning to give another shot with another terrorist attack right in the middle of the elections stop Narendra Modi from returning to power?