Countries should not unnecessarily create obstacles in the way of requests to be declared terrorists: India

 Taking a jibe at China, India on Thursday told the UN Security Council that countries should not create obstacles in the way of requests to designate them as terrorists without any valid reason. India warned that any double standards or discrimination between terrorists will only hurt us.


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India has made a scathing attack on China's double standards on terrorism in the United Nations Security Council. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar showed a mirror to China for blocking UN resolutions against notorious terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, Masood Azhar. He said that countries should not put obstacles in the way of requests to be designated as terrorists without any valid reason.

India warned that any double standards or discrimination between terrorists will only hurt us. External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar told the UN Security Council, "The international community is of the same view that all forms of terrorism must be condemned." There can be no exception to this. Nor can any terrorist activity be justified, irrespective of the reason/intent behind it.

 

Jaishankar, the current President of the United Nations Security Council, was presiding over a discussion in the Security Council on the topic 'threats to international peace and security due to terrorist activities'. On behalf of his country, Jaishankar reiterated his remarks made in the Council in January this year in which he had proposed an eight-point action plan to eliminate terrorism.

 

S Jaishankar said, "Strengthen political will: don't justify terrorism, don't glorify terrorists, don't adopt double standards." Terrorists are terrorists, by differentiating them we will only increase our suffering, do not create obstacles in the way of request (declaring terrorist) without any reason.

Jaishankar's statement was about China, a permanent member of the UN Security Council, which has repeatedly blocked India's effort to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist.