India was alone in 2009, has worldwide assist now: Sushma Swaraj on Masood Azhar’s ban challenge


Taking to Twitter, Swaraj stated she desires to apprise the folks of the information relating to the itemizing of Azhar beneath the United Nations Sanctions Committee. (PTI)

Exterior Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj Friday stated the leaders who time period China’s blocking of banning JeM chief Masood Azhar on the UN a “diplomatic failure” should see that India was alone when the transfer was first made in 2009 beneath the UPA rule, whereas it has worldwide assist in 2019.

Her remarks got here a day after Congress president Rahul Gandhi hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over China’s blocking of the UN decision to designate Azhar a worldwide terrorist, alleging that the PM was “weak” and “scared” of Chinese language President Xi Jinping.

Taking to Twitter, Swaraj stated she desires to apprise the folks of the information relating to the itemizing of Azhar beneath the United Nations Sanctions Committee.

“The proposal has been mooted 4 occasions. In 2009, India beneath the UPA authorities was the lone proposer. In 2016, India’s proposal was co-sponsored by US, France and UK. In 2017, US, UK and France moved the proposal.

“In 2019, the proposal was moved by US, France and UK and supported by 14 of the 15 UN Safety Council members and likewise co-sponsored by Australia, Bangladesh, Italy and Japan — non-members of the Safety Council,” she stated in a collection of tweets.

She asserted that India had secured “unprecedented assist” from the worldwide neighborhood for itemizing the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief beneath the UN Sanctions Committee.

“I’ve shared these information with you in order that leaders who describe this as our diplomatic failure may even see for themselves that in 2009, India was alone. In 2019, India has the worldwide assist,” the exterior affairs minister stated.

Gandhi had attacked the prime minister and stated he has not spoken on China blocking the decision within the UN Safety Council (UNSC).

Slamming the federal government, Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala had stated, “Sadly, Modiji’s overseas coverage has been a collection of diplomatic disasters.”

As Congress leaders, together with Gandhi, had used the Chinese language motion to take a swipe at Modi, the BJP had hit again, saying they are going to be “joyful” for giving headline information to Pakistani media.

“Why is Rahul Gandhi in a celebratory temper when the nation stands pained with this angle of China,” BJP chief Ravi Shankar Prasad had stated.

On Wednesday, China for the fourth time blocked the bid within the UN Safety Council to designate the chief of the Pakistan-based terror group as a “world terrorist” by placing a technical maintain on the proposal. The Chinese language transfer was termed “disappointing” by India.

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