‘It’s a Welcome Move But…’: Congress Wants BJP To Remember Masood Azhar’s Listing Started Under UPA
The Congress also expressed disappointment that the listing 'does not mention Pulwama and Jammu and Kashmir' while recounting Masood Azhar's role in terror activities.
File photo of JeM chief Masood Azhar.
While the Congress welcomed the move, it was quick to point out that the process had first begun in 2009 under the UPA government.
“After the NDA govt let off Masood Azhar in 1999, India has been fighting for him to be declared a global terrorist since 2009 when the UPA govt first initiated it. We welcome the Security Council's decision & hope this brings justice to the families of those that lost their lives,” reads a tweet from the party’s official handle.
After the NDA govt let off Masood Azhar in 1999, India has been fighting for him to be declared a global terrorist since 2009 when the UPA govt first initiated it. We welcome the Security Council's decision & hope this brings justice to the families of those that lost their lives— Congress (@INCIndia) May 1, 2019
Party leaders also argued that it were the diplomatic processes in 2009 that have given results now. “I welcome UN Security Council's decision. This process began in 2009 under the UPA government and has finally been completed today, most welcome,” said senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad.
“The process was started in 2009 under the UPA government and we are happy that process has concluded after 10 years,” said P Chidambaram, former finance minister.
It was in 2009 that India, for the first time under the UPA government, moved a proposal in the United Nations to Azhar as a designated terrorist under the Sanctions Committee. India once again pushed for the designation in 2016, something that was co-sponsored by the US, UK and France. Two years ago, in 2017, these three countries moved the proposal.
The Congress also expressed disappointment that the listing "does not mention Pulwama and Jammu and Kashmir" while recounting his role in terror activities.
In a statement released by Congress chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala, the party said it expected the Modi government to act with a "greater speed" in pursuing the case with China as loss of precious lives in terror attacks like Pulwama could have been avoided.
Pakistan based #MasoodAzhar’s belated declaration as a global terrorist by UN is surely a welcome step.— Randeep Singh Surjewala (@rssurjewala) May 1, 2019
India’s fight against terrorism is resolute.
We are disappointed that UN listing doesn’t mention Pulwama/J&K while listing Azhar’s role in terrorist activities.
The Modi government should now push for a declaration of bounty on Azhar's head as was ensured by the UPA in the case of Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed, the statement said.
(Get detailed and live results of each and every seat in the Lok Sabha elections and state Assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim to know which candidate/party is leading or trailing and to know who has won and who has lost and by what margin. Our one-of-its-kind Election Analytics Centre lets you don a psephologist’s hat and turn into an election expert. Know interesting facts and trivia about the elections and see our informative graphics. Elections = News18)
Recommended For You
- Internet Hails Ketan Jorawadia, the Man Who Risked His Life to Save Students in Surat Fire
- Meet the Award-Winning Italian Photojournalist Who Captured Tamil Nadu's Farmer Suicides
- Streaming Now: Netflix to Unwrap a Bundle of Fun With 'Chopsticks', 'Always Be My Maybe'
- Assam Sprint Queen Hima Das Wins Off the Track Too, Secures First Division in Class XII Exam
- ISL Doesn't Have the Traditional Value of I-League: Indian Men's Football Team Coach Igor Stimac
- 01 d
- 12 h
- 38 m
- 09 s