China protects Jaish leader for the 4th time in UN

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China has issued a statement to the United Nations Security Council, maintaining that it "needed more time" to examine the proposed sanctions against Azhar.

"With China having blocked our bid to designate Masood Azhar a global terrorist, the question on every Indian's mind is, what was the use of all the swinging with Modi and President Xi", the Congress said on its official Twitter handle. India's attempts to impose sanctions against the Pakistan-based terrorist came after a suicide attack allegedly orchestrated by the JeM in Kashmir's Pulwama district killed nearly 50 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) personnel.

"We are grateful for the efforts of the Member States who moved the designation proposal and the unprecedented number of all other Security Council members as well as non-members who joined as co-sponsors", said MEA statement.

"China should suffer for shielding Pakistan's anti-India activities", said Khandelwal. "China conducts mining on Arunachal border and attempts to build tunnels", they said. The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, for its part, accused Mr Gandhi of being in a "celebratory mood" over the failure to designate Azhar as a terrorist.

While Pakistani PM Imran Khan has won accolades for facilitating de-escalation of tension with India by unconditionally freeing the captured Indian fighter pilot and by acting against terror outfits, the Indian foreign minister has questioned Khan's propriety by asking if he would be willing to hand over the terror mastermind Masood Azhar to India. "In 2019, India has the worldwide support", she said. Swing with Xi in Gujarat 2.

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During his weekly briefing, China's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Lu Kang responded to a question which asked what Beijing's position would be at the meet after India on Saturday appealed that all permanent members of UNSC should declare Azhar a terrorist. Hug Xi in Delhi 3. When China vetoed previous attempts to list Azhar, it claimed India had not provided enough information to support the designation, a claim that New Delhi denied. Your tweet will be read today in Jaish-e-Mohammad office and will be shown to others.

India is in the throes of an election campaign and, in the politically charged atmosphere, China's decision has become an issue with the opposition Congress president Rahul Gandhi labelling it as a diplomatic failure on the part of the government. In its response, India said it was "disappointed" by Beijing's stand.

Predictably, China stepped in again to put a spoke into India's Jaish wheel at the United Nations as it did repeatedly in the past.

"The original mistake, both on Kashmir and China, was committed by the same person", Jaitley said in a tweet.

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