A decade old struggle of India came to an end on Wednesday, when China lifted its ban for the motion designated Azhar a ‘global terrorist’.
India’s representative to the United Nations, Syed Akbaruddin told the nation about the massive diplomacy victory of India via tweet. He tweeted, “Big, small, all join together. Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in UN Sanctions list. Grateful to all for their support.”
The first time India moved the UNSC to term Azhar as a global terrorist was in 2009, when it was blocked by China. China has since blocked it in 2016, when India proposed, in 2017 when it was proposed by the US, UK and France and again in 2019 after the Pulwama attack. Azhar will be subject to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.
The UN statement gives the reason for listing of Masood Azhar for “participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing, or perpetrating of acts or activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf of, or in support of," "supplying, selling or transferring arms and related material to”, “recruiting for”, “otherwise supporting acts or activities of ”, and “other acts or activities indicating association with Jaish-i-Mohammed.” JeM was listed on October 17, 2001.