Azhar listing: China given additional evidence of his terror activities, say sources

NEW DELHI: China was given a set of additional evidence about Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar’s involvement in terrorist activities, days after it blocked a fresh proposal at the UN on March 13 to designate him as a global terrorist, diplomatic sources said on Friday.

On Wednesday, the Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council declared him as a global terrorist after China removed its technical hold on a proposal moved by the UK, France and the US.

Following the UN announcement of Azhar’s listing, China said it took the decision after carefully studying the “revised materials”.

Sources, however, did not clarify whether the additional evidence given to China was on Azhar’s involvement in terror strikes in India including the Pulwama attack, or his activities elsewhere.



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