The Indian dossier that got China to lift its hold on Maulana Masood Azhar

masoodazharNew Delhi, May 02: It was a major victory for India after the United Nations listed Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar and declared him a terrorist.

For India it was a long battle to get China lift the hold on the ban. Apart from diplomatic moves, India also produced a dossier on Azhar, which was one of the major reasons, why the ban was imposed.

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Behind the scenes: How India’s relentless push ensured Masood Azhar was banned

masood-azharNew Delhi, May 02: It began in 2009 and the closure came in 2019. India had first moved a proposal to designate Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist before the United Nations in 2009. The move was blocked by China.

The next time India made such a move was in the year 2016. A year later the P3 nations made a similar proposal, but the Chinese block continued.

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4 reasons why the ban on Masood Azhar matters

maulana-masood-azharNew Delhi, May 02: It was a major diplomatic win for India after Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar was designated by the United Nations. The decision came through after China lifted its hold on the ban.

India was keen that Azhar be designated by the Security Council Sanctions Committee. The committee of the UN was established in 1999 under Resolution 1267.

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China’s Uighur Muslim headache and the connection to the Azhar ban

New Delhi, Mar 28: China’s mass detention of the Uighur Muslims was termed as unfortunate by US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo. The statement comes in the wake of human rights activists accusing China of putting millions of Uighurs in detention camps.

China cites them as a terror threat and justifies the action, but continues to remain silent on groups such as the Lashkar-e-Tayiba or Jaish-e-Mohammad, which have proven track records of terrorism in India.

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In the Chinese block on Masood Azhar, there is more than what meets the eye

New Delhi, Mar 14: For the fourth time, China has stood in the way of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Masood Azhar being declared a global terrorist by the UN Security council.

Azhar is accused of several deadly terror attacks that include the ones at Parliament, Pathankot, Uri, Nagrota and Pulwama.

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With hours to go before Masood Azhar’s listing, China keeps all guessing

New Delhi, Mar 12: New Delhi has reached out to key players ahead of listing of Masood Azhar by the United Nations Security Council.

India reached out to Saudi Arabia, the US, UAE and Turkey to gain support to list the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief as a global terrorist. Foreign secretary, Vijay Gokhale met with US secretary of state Mike Pompeo in Washington and discussed the issue.

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Back off from the Uighurs, we will support you: The China-Azhar bonhomie explained

New Delhi, Feb 20: Around a decade back, China has demanded from Pakistan the return of a top terrorist of the Islamist Uyghur East Turkestan Islamic Movement. It was learnt that this terrorist traced to Pakistan was involved in the Xinjiang bombing.

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Pulwama attack: Time to break the block and have China’s bouncer, Maulana Azhar banned

Srinagar, Feb 15: India has on several occasions been blocked by India, while seeking a ban on Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Maulana Masood Azhar. Attempts were made after the attack at Pathankot, Uri and Nagrota.

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India relieved as China’s foray into North Sri Lanka is stalled

New Delhi, Oct 21: In what could be considered as a major victory for India, Sri Lanka has stalled a bid by China to enhance its presence in the Northern Province. Several projects funded by India are being undertaken in this province.

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How S-400 Triumph will help India repulse air attacks by China, Pakistan

s-400New Delhi, Oct 6: It was a major step step forward in terms of military capabilities for India after it inked the S-400 Triumf air defence system deal with Russia.

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