UNSC resolution on Masood Azhar, it all hinges on what China decides

It is clear that as United Nations Security Council takes up a resolution on listing Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, it is the decision of China that is crucial in getting the resolution passed.

But China hinted that it may once again block the move, saying only “the solution that is acceptable to all sides” is conducive to resolve the issue.

The fate of the proposal to designate Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council will be known in less than 24 hours when the deadline to raise objections to the bid expires.

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and the US on February 27.

China, a veto-wielding member of the UNSC, has blocked the move by India and other member nations three times in the past.

China has been insisting that the solution should be acceptable to all.

India on Saturday said all UNSC members were aware about the JeM training camps and the presence of terror group’s chief Masood Azhar in Pakistan, and urged them to designate him as a global terrorist.

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