An attempt by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to brand the chief of Jaish-e-Mohammad Masood Azhar as a global terrorist was once again turned down by China on Wednesday.

The proposal to declare Jaish-e-Mohammad chief as a global terrorist under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Council was presented by the United Kingdom, United States, and France on February 27.

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A state-run newspaper of China reported on February 19 that the government of India must self-introspect its anti-terrorism policy rather than blaming Pakistan for the Pulwama suicide attack that killed more than 40 Indian soldiers in occupied Kashmir and China for blocking efforts to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist without proof.

According to the Chinese newspaper Global Times, the government of India failed to provide solid evidence against the Jaish-e-Mohammad chief and said China rightly practiced caution against listing Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.

“Without solid evidence, the Indian government has long accused Pakistan of sponsoring the terrorist attacks by Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) and other militant groups and China of providing uncritical support to Pakistan”, the Chinese newspaper stated.

“Instead of just blaming other countries, especially Pakistan and China, the Indian authorities should make more self-introspection on its anti-terrorism policy and dwell more on how to better administer the India-controlled part of Kashmir”, it added.

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