China on Wednesday put a maintain on a proposal by India and the US on the United Nations to blacklist Pakistan-based terrorist Hafiz Talah Saeed, the son of Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Hafiz Saeed, within the second such transfer inside two days.
Hafiz Talha Saeed, 46, is a key chief of terrorist group LeT and the son of 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults mastermind Hafiz Saeed.
In April this yr, he had been declared a terrorist by the Indian authorities.
It’s learnt that China positioned the maintain on the proposal so as to add Hafiz Talah Saeed beneath the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Safety Council.
It’s the second time in lower than two days that Beijing put a maintain on the bid submitted by India and the US to designate a Pakistan-based terrorist as a worldwide terrorist.
In a notification, India’s Residence Ministry had stated that Hafiz Talha Saeed has been actively concerned in recruitment, fund assortment, and planning and executing assaults by the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) in India and Indian pursuits in Afghanistan.
He has additionally been actively visiting varied LeT centres throughout Pakistan, and through his sermons propagating for jihad in opposition to India, Israel, america of America and Indian pursuits in different western nations, it had said.
Hafiz Talha Saeed is a senior chief of the LeT and is the pinnacle of the cleric wing of the terrorist organisation.
China on Tuesday put a maintain on a proposal by India and the US on the United Nations to listing Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba chief Shahid Mahmood as a worldwide terrorist.
Beijing positioned a maintain on the proposal by India and the US to designate Mahmood, 42, as a worldwide terrorist beneath the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Safety Council.
The US Division of Treasury had designated Mahmood in addition to one other LeT chief Muhammad Sarwar in December 2016 as a part of the motion “to disrupt LeT’s fundraising and assist networks.” In response to data on the US Division of the Treasury’s web site, Mahmood “has been a longstanding senior LeT member primarily based in Karachi, Pakistan, and has been affiliated with the group since at the very least 2007. As early as June 2015 by way of at the very least June 2016, Mahmood served because the vice chairman of Falah-i-Insaniat Basis (FIF), a humanitarian and fundraising arm of LeT.” In 2014, Mahmood was the chief of FIF in Karachi. In August 2013, Mahmood was recognized as a LeT publications wing member, the web site stated.
“Mahmood was beforehand a part of LeT’s abroad operations workforce led by Sajjid Mir….Moreover, in August 2013, Mahmood was instructed to forge covert hyperlinks with Islamic organizations in Bangladesh and Burma, and as of late 2011, Mahmood claimed that LeT’s main concern ought to be attacking India and America,” the US Division of Treasury stated.
That is the fifth time in 4 months that China has put a maintain on itemizing proposals to designate Pakistan-based terrorists beneath the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee regime.
In June this yr, China put a maintain, on the final second, on a joint proposal by India and the US to blacklist Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki beneath the 1267 Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Safety Council. Makki is a US-designated terrorist and brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed.
New Delhi and Washington had put in a joint proposal to designate Makki as a worldwide terrorist beneath the 1267 ISIL and Al Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Safety Council however Beijing positioned a maintain on this proposal on the final minute.
Then in August, China once more put a maintain on a proposal by the US and India to blacklist Abdul Rauf Azhar, the senior chief of Pakistan-based terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JEM).
Azhar, born in 1974 in Pakistan, had been sanctioned by the US in December 2010. The US Division of Treasury had in December 2010 designated “Abdul Rauf Azhar for performing for or on behalf of JEM.” The US stated as a senior chief of JeM, Abdul Rauf Azhar “has urged Pakistanis to interact in terrorist actions. He has served as JEM’s performing chief in 2007, as one in every of JEM’s most senior commanders in India, and as JEM’s intelligence coordinator. In 2008 Azhar was assigned to organise suicide assaults in India. He was additionally concerned with JEM’s political wing and has served as a JEM official concerned with coaching camps.” In September, Beijing put a maintain on a proposal moved on the United Nations by the US and co-supported by India to designate Lashkar-e-Tayyiba terrorist Sajid Mir, needed for his involvement within the 26/11 Mumbai terrorist assaults, as a worldwide terrorist.
Mir is one in every of India’s most needed terrorists and has a bounty of USD5 million positioned on his head by the US for his position within the 26/11 Mumbai terror assaults.
In June this yr, he was jailed for over 15 years in a terror-financing case by an anti-terrorism court docket in Pakistan, which is struggling to exit the gray listing of the Paris-based Monetary Motion Process Power (FATF).
Pakistani authorities had up to now claimed Mir had died, however Western nations remained unconvinced and demanded proof of his loss of life. This situation turned a serious sticking level in FATF’s evaluation of Pakistan’s progress on the motion plan late final yr.
Mir is a senior member of the Pakistan-based LeT and is needed for his involvement within the November 2008 terrorist assaults in Mumbai.
“Mir was LeT’s operations supervisor for the assaults, enjoying a number one position of their planning, preparation, and execution,” the US State Division has stated.
Exterior Affairs Minister S Jaishankar stated in his handle to the high-level UN Basic Meeting session in September had stated that “The United Nations responds to terrorism by sanctioning its perpetrators”.
“Those that politicise the UNSC 1267 Sanctions regime, generally even to the extent of defending proclaimed terrorists, accomplish that at their very own peril. Consider me, they advance neither their very own pursuits nor certainly their repute,” he had stated.
Amid repeated holds on proposals to designate terrorists beneath the UN sanctions regime, Jaishankar had instructed reporters right here final month that terrorism shouldn’t be used as a political device and the concept that one thing is blocked with out assigning a motive challenges frequent sense.
“We do consider that in any course of, if any social gathering is taking a choice, they have to be clear about it. So the concept that one thing is blocked with out assigning a motive, it kind of challenges frequent sense,” Jaishankar had stated in New York in response to a query by PTI on the difficulty of repeated holds and blocks on proposals to listing terrorists beneath the UN sanctions regime.
Earlier additionally, China, an all-weather buddy of Islamabad, has positioned holds and blocks on bids by India and its allies to listing Pakistan-based terrorists.
In Might 2019, India gained an enormous diplomatic win on the UN when the worldwide physique designated Pakistan-based JeM chief Masood Azhar as a “world terrorist”, a decade after New Delhi had first approached the world physique on the difficulty.
A veto-wielding everlasting member of the UN Safety Council, China was the only real hold-out within the 15-nation physique on the bid to blacklist Azhar, blocking makes an attempt by inserting a “technical maintain”.