New Delhi: Congress president Rahul Gandhi on Thursday mocked Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying he is scared of Chinese President Xi Jinping after China once again blocked a move to designate Pakistan-based militant organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief and Pulwama terror attack mastermind, Masood Azhar, as a global terrorist at the UN Security Council (UNSC).
Gandhi seized the opportunity in the election season to make an attempt to prove Modi’s diplomacy as futile.
The Congress chief’s tweet reads, “Weak Modi is scared of Xi. Not a word comes out of his mouth when China acts against India. NoMo’s China Diplomacy: 1. Swing with Xi in Gujarat 2. Hug Xi in Delhi 3. Bow to Xi in China”
The proposal to blacklist Masood Azhar was moved by France, the UK and the US on Feb 27 on the heels of the Pulwama terror attack in Kashmir that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary personnel. Jaish has claimed responsibility for the attack.
“We are disappointed by this outcome. This has prevented action by the international community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), aproscribed and active terrorist organization which has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 February 2019,” India said.
India said it was grateful for the efforts of the Member States who moved the designation proposal and the unprecedented number of all other Security Council members as well as non-members who joined as co-sponsors.
“We will continue to pursue all available avenues to ensure that terrorist leaders who are involved in heinous attacks on our citizens are brought to justice,” India said.
China blocked earlier too:
China has blocked such move thrice in the past. This is the fourth time that China blocked the move to blacklist Azhar.