New Delhi: Briefing the media about India’s continuous efforts to approach United Nations to ban terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM) chief Masood Azhar, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “We have conveyed to the committee (UN) that it’s expected to proscribe Masood Azhar as a terrorist; it will send a dangerous message if it fails to act.”

“On the basis of our submission, it is expected to proscribe Masood Azhar under the 1267 sanctions regime, which will send a strong signal to all terror groups that international community will not pursue or tolerate selective approach to terrorism,” Vikas Swarup added.



The External Affairs Ministry spokesperson also briefed about India taking up Masood Azhar’s issue with China. He said that the issue of the Chinese stand on JeM and Masood Azhar is also being taken up with the Chinese government.

“14 countries were on one side and 1 country on the other,” Swarup added on China extending its hold on the move to ban Masood Azhar.



Speaking on propaganda by Pakistan that the surgical strikes were false, Swarup said, “Truth comes out no matter how hard one tries to conceal it. Whatever the government puts in public is determined by national security; can’t comment anything else on it.”

Swarup also spoke about Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif praising Burhan Wani in Pakisan Parliament and said, “Pakistan has once again self-implicated itself.”

Earlier on Wednesday, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin, while exposing Pakistan’s support to the terror groups had said that Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) was an integral part of India, and will remain so.”


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