UNSC designates Masood Azhar as a global terrorist

UNSC designates Masood Azhar as a global terrorist
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The designation seems to be a success for India on the path of seeking justice for the terror attack in Pulwama for which JeM was claimed to be fully responsible.

NEW DELHI: The Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar has been designated as a global terrorist by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC). It has been almost a decade, as India moved a proposal to designate Masood Azhar listed as a global terrorist in 2009.

The designation seems to be a success for India on the path of seeking justice for the terror attack in Pulwama for which JeM was claimed to be fully responsible.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that, the decision of the United Nations (UN) by declaring Masood Azhar as a global terrorist was a big success towards the efforts made by India to root out terrorism and it had also proved that the voice of the nation could no longer be ignored on the global stage.

"Today is a day that would make every Indian proud! I thank the global community and all those who believe in humanitarian values for their support. India's fight against terror will continue. We will work towards peace and brotherhood in our planet," PM Modi said.

Defence minister Nirmala Sitharaman, in a tweet had said, "India's diplomacy succeeds in making the global community declare Masood Azhar a terrorist. The untiring effort of PMO India pays dividend. India is safe under PM Narendra Modi's leadership. Great work, Minister Sushma Swaraj."

BJP MP MJ Akbar also took to Twitter to praise PM Modi and said, "Finally terrorists who wound India are getting terrified. Our country has PM Modi who seeks them in their sanctuaries. As he said, the international victory in hunt for terrorist Masood Azhar is only the beginning. The era of Congress weakness and vacillation is over."

BJP spokesperson Ram Madhav wrote a long post on UN's decision against Masood Azhar and said that the credit went to "doggedness" of the Modi government.

In a Facebook post, BJP spokesperson Ram Madhav, attacked the Opposition and said, "People of India are naturally rejoiced over this success. I am sure the Opposition leaders too feel the same way. Last time when China blocked the decision, the Congress president, instead of criticising China, used the opportunity to attack PM Modi."

However, the Opposition leaders felt in a different manner regarding the decision being in the favour of the country and condemned PM Modi for making a compromise in the matter.

AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said, "Like the UP cop who went 'thain, thain' because his gun stopped working; PM Modi delivers only cosmetic and no tangible actions in our fight against terror. JeM was already a designated group."

In a tweet, Asaduddin Owaisi said, "What did we get in return? We absolved Masood Azhar of not just Pulwama but all terrorism in Kashmir, by agreeing to this meaningless designation. National Security is not an exercise in event management."

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