Amid repeated holds on proposals to designate Pakistan-based terrorists below the UN sanctions regime, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated that terrorism shouldn’t be used as a “political tool” and the concept that one thing is blocked with out assigning a cause challenges widespread sense.
“We do believe that in any process if any party is taking a decision, they need to be transparent about it. So the idea that something is blocked without assigning a reason, it sort of challenges common sense,” Jaishankar stated as he spoke to a bunch of Indian journalists right here on Saturday after wrapping up the New York leg of his go to to the US together with his deal with to the UN General Assembly high-level session.
He was responding to a query by PTI on the problem of repeated holds and blocks on proposals to checklist Pakistan-based terror group leaders below the UN sanctions regime and whether or not this got here up in his talks together with his international counterparts as he met them through the high-level General Assembly week.
“It came up in some of my meetings. I also mentioned it in my BRICS intervention,” he stated referring to the assembly held Thursday on the margins of the General Assembly between the overseas ministers of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa group – Brazilian Foreign Minister Carlos Alberto Franco Franca, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi and Minister of International Relations and Cooperation of the Republic of South Africa Naledi Pandor.
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China, a veto-wielding everlasting member of the Security Council, has repeatedly put holds on itemizing proposals by India, the US and different allies to blacklist Pakistan-based terrorists below the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions regime of the Council.
Last week, China put a maintain on a proposal moved on the United Nations by the US and co-supported by India to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba terrorist Sajid Mir, needed for his involvement within the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist assaults, as a world terrorist.
Last month, China put a maintain on a proposal by the US and India on the United Nations to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar, the brother of Jaish-e Mohammed (JEM) chief Masood Azhar and a senior chief of the Pakistan-based terror organisation. Abdul Rauf Azhar, born in 1974 in Pakistan, was sanctioned by the US in December 2010.
In June this 12 months, China had put a maintain, on the final second, on a joint proposal by India and the US to checklist Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki below the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.
“We hope that reason would prevail and people, first of all, would not arbitrarily or politically block,” Jaishankar stated, underlining that the message is that that is “not inter-state politics which we are talking about.”
“We are trying to get across our message that terrorism is not political. It should not be used as a political tool, its consequences should not be made political.
If you go into the UN and say does everybody consider terrorism a common threat, everybody will say yes. So we are saying well, if that’s what your position is, then why don’t your policies and your actions follow up on it,” he stated.
Jaishankar, in his UNGA deal with on Saturday, stated that no rhetoric, nevertheless sanctimonious can ever cowl up blood stains and nations who defend proclaimed terrorists within the United Nations advance neither their very own pursuits nor their status, a transparent reference to China and Pakistan.
“Having borne the brunt of cross border terrorism for decades, India firmly advocates a ‘zero-tolerance’ approach. In our view, there is no justification for any act of terrorism, regardless of motivation. And no rhetoric, however sanctimonious can ever cover up blood stains,” Jaishankar stated within the UN General Debate.
“The United Nations responds to terrorism by sanctioning its perpetrators. Those who politicise the UNSC 1267 Sanctions regime, sometimes even to the extent of defending proclaimed terrorists, do so at their own peril. Believe me, they advance neither their own interests nor indeed their reputation,” he stated.
With the Chinese Foreign Minister listening, Jaishankar had stated throughout a ministerial assembly within the Security Council on Ukraine this week that the struggle towards impunity is important to the bigger pursuit of securing peace and justice. The Security Council should ship an unambiguous and unequivocal message on this depend. He had stated “politics should never ever provide cover to evade accountability. Nor indeed to facilitate impunity. Regrettably, we have seen this of late in this very Chamber, when it comes to sanctioning some of the world’s most dreaded terrorists.” “If egregious attacks committed in broad daylight are left unpunished, this Council must reflect on the signals we are sending on impunity. There must be consistency if we are to ensure credibility,” he stated.