The UN sanctions committee on the Islamic State and Al-Qaeda on Wednesday announced the designation of Azhar, leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed, over its ties to Al-Qaeda.
The UN Sanctions Committee on Wednesday designated the Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to ban him.
Big victory for India as all member states of the world body must freeze Jaish chief’s assets, impose travel ban and arms embargo.
Beijing lifting its hold is a massive diplomatic win for India, which had relentlessly pursued the matter with its international allies.
On Wednesday, China blocked for the fourth consecutive time a resolution at the UN Security Council Committee on designating Azhar, head of the JeM terror group, as a global terrorist.
France is also mulling to add Masood Azhar to a European Union list of people involved in terrorism.
'I ask with great pain today that what is the Congress's commitment today to fight against terror,' Ravi Shankar Prasad said.
China on Wednesday despatched its Vice Foreign Minister Kong Xuanyou to Islamabad to defuse the Indo-Pak tensions.
Qureshi added that Pakistan will take action against Azhar if India provides 'solid, inalienable evidence' against him.
Beijing's constant blocking of the move has become a major issue of discord between India and China.
The Security Council Sanctions Committee will have 10 working days to consider the fresh proposal submitted by the three members.
India's Permanent Representative to the UN Ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said that by a procedural stratagem, veto has been expanded to all members of subsidiary bodies of the Security Council.