Wednesday, February 8, 2017
China's opposition - a foregone conclusion
It is a foregone conclusion that China would block any move by any country ,especially India, to get UN to sanction Pak-based Terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad Chief Masood Azhar. This is the third time that China has repeated its action by blocking the US move to get UN to sanction Masood Azhar. It is beyond any understanding that why China is so rigid to oppose any move against terrorism especially when Pakistan is involved. When 14 countries out of UNSC 15 members supported move to proscribe him, why does China oppose it? It is for international community to ask China when there is no opposition by any country to get Azhar sanctioned by the UN on any ground whatsoever, why is it showing technical or evidential ground to oppose it time and again? When Jaish-e-Mohammad is already designated as global terror organization, why its chief has been left scot free to roam around Pakistan without any hurdle. The problem of terrorism is not of the individual country but the entire international community. Terrorism is the number one enemy of humanity. China must not veto the move to get UN to sanction Masood Azhar only because India is interested. Apart from several other big terrorist incidents, Masood Azhar is allegedly masterminded the terror attack on Indian Air Force base in Pathankot. His banning is the immediate need of the hour for international peace and security. China being one among the five big powers of the world, it must not adopt double standard on the issue of combating terrorism on international level. Now it is no longer secret that the terrorism emanates from Pakistan. Wherever there is a terrorist incident, the root of which is mostly lying in Pakistan. One of the Chinese provinces is also disturbed by terrorist incidents. It has also been reported that the terrorism being faced by that Chinese province emanates from Pakistan. It is also a fact that Pakistan is considered both by US and China as geo-strategically very important for both the countries. In recent years, with the development of economic corridor, Chinese economic stake is also involved in Pakistan. And above all, the increasing hostility between India and Pakistan draws China closer to Pakistan. It has always sided with Pakistan because it feels that India is its main rival and challenger of its superiority in Asia. China again opposes a bid by US, UK and France to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN; India raises the issue with Chinese govt; NIA special court declares him and 3 others proclaimed offenders. China has once again opposed a bid by US, UK and France to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN. India raised the issue with the Chinese govt. even as NIA special court declared him and 3 others proclaimed offenders. China has put a "hold" on the proposal, which comes barely weeks after India's bid to get Azhar banned by the UN were scuttled by Beijing last December. India must not sit but vigorously launch diplomatic campaign at international forums to bring more and more countries on board to support its move vociferously to get UN to sanction Masood Azhar.