Masood Azhar listed as global terrorist by United Nations
May 3, 2019
In a major diplomatic win for India, China backed the bid to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nationals Security Council (UNSC). On Wednesday, China confirmed that they want Azhar in the list after blocking the move for over four times. Russia, USA and India have been urging United Nations to blacklist Azhar since the past few years. The request was renewed after the Pulwama attack that killed 40 CRPF soldiers in Jammu and Kashmir. Azhar was the mastermind of the attack. His terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed had claimed the attack.
Today is a day that would make every Indian proud! I thank the global community and all those who believe in humanitarian values for their support. India's fight against terror will continue. We will work towards peace and brotherhood in our planet-Narendra Modi, Prime Minister of India
United States White House said that China has finally done the right thing by withdrawing their support. Azhar, who is a Pakistani national, has been conducting his terrorist operations from Pakistani soil. He is the mastermind behind many terrorist attacks across the globe, mostly in Jammu and Kashmir. Many people took to social media to express their happiness over the move.
"Congrats to our team @USUN for their work in negotiating JEM's Masood Azhar's #UN designation as a terrorist. This long-awaited action is a victory for American diplomacy and the international community against terrorism, and an important step towards peace in South Asia, tweeted Mike Pompeo, United States Secretary of State.
"The UNSC listing of Masood Azhar will hopefully provide some respite to the loved ones and especially survivors of the hijack - who have been consistently targeted and guilt tripped by politicians for being alive, tweeted Advaita Kala, Author.