China has blocked the proposal of the US and India to declare Shahid Mehmood of Pakistan-based extremist organization Lashkar-e-Taiba as a global terrorist in the United Nations.
China has taken this step at a time when India indirectly supported China on the issue of human rights in the United Nations this month.
In fact, India had decided not to vote on the resolution of the UN debate on the issue of human rights violations in Xinjiang.
This is not the first time that China has blocked a UN resolution to designate a Pakistani extremist as a ‘global terrorist’.
In August this year also, the US and India presented a resolution to the United Nations Security Council to impose global sanctions on Pakistan’s extremist organization member Abdul Rauf Azhar and confiscate assets.
Even at that time, China had stopped this proposal. Abdul Rauf Azhar is the brother of Masood Azhar. Masood Azhar is accused of being the mastermind of the Mumbai attack.
Last month, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar had targeted China in gestures while addressing the 77th session of the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA).
“Any countries that politicize the UNSC 1267 sanctions regime to protect declared terrorists do so at their own risk,” he said.