EAM Jaishankar condemned China at UNSC

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New Delhi: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar on Thursday said there should be no political obstruction, taking a dig at China over its delay in blacklisting a Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist as proposed by the US and India at the United Nations. ANI news agency reported that they are feared terrorists.

Speaking at a UNSC conference on Ukraine’s ‘fight against impunity’, Jaishankar said, “There really is no room for impunity. Unfortunately, we have seen this in this room of late when it comes to banning the world’s most feared terrorists.

“This House must reflect on the signals of impunity when brutal daylight attacks are left unpunished. If credibility is to be ensured, there must be consistency,” he said.

This comment of the External Affairs Minister is significant after China shelved the proposal passed by India and the United States in the UN to declare Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Sajid Mir. He is one of the terrorists wanted by India as a global terrorist.

This is the third time in recent months that China has suspended an India-US plan to blacklist a terrorist. Earlier, Beijing had granted ‘protection’ to Abdul Rehman Maki, head of LED and Judi, and Abdul Raoob Azhar, brother of JEM founder Masood Azhar.

Speaking further on the ongoing conflict between Russia and Ukraine, EAM Jaishankar said it is the need of the hour to end the conflict and return to the negotiating table.

“The Council is the most powerful symbol of diplomacy. It should continue to live for its purpose,” ANI reported quoting Jaishankar.

He further referred to the meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Russian President Vladimir Putin on the sidelines of the SCO summit, where the former prime minister said this is not an era of war.

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