China at the last minute blocked a joint proposal of India and the US to include Pakistani terrorist Abdul Rahman Makki in the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) banned list. The US and India submitted a joint resolution under the Security Council's Al Qaida Sanctions Committee to designate Makki as a global terrorist.
Abdul Rehman Makki is a relative of Hafiz Saeed
America has already declared Makki a terrorist. Makki is a relative of Hafiz Saeed, the leader of Lashkar-e-Taiba and the main conspirator of 26/11 Mumbai attacks. Makki (74) has played several important roles in Lashkar-e-Taiba, which the US has previously declared a terrorist organization.
India-US had presented a joint resolution
It is being told that India and the US had submitted a joint resolution under the UN Security Council and the Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee to designate Makki as a global terrorist, but China blocked the proposal at the last minute. . All decisions of the committee are taken by consensus. Therefore, it cannot be passed until China changes its stand on the joint resolution.
China is protecting Pakistani terrorists
China has blocked efforts by India and its allies to list Pakistani terrorists several times in the past. India achieved a major diplomatic victory at the United Nations in May 2019, when the global body declared Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar a 'global terrorist'. It took India almost a decade to do this.
China became a hindrance in blacklisting Azhar
China was the only country in the 15-member UN Security Council body that tried to block efforts to blacklist Azhar. Five nations (USA, UK, China, France and Russia) are permanent members in the United Nations Security Council. They have the right of 'veto'. That is, if any one of them votes against any resolution of the council, then that resolution will not pass.
India gave this reaction to China's move
Meanwhile, government sources in New Delhi said China's decision to block a joint resolution by India and the US to designate Pakistani terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under the UN Sanctions Committee goes against its claim to counter-terrorism. and is indicative of its 'double standard'. He said shielding such dreaded terrorists from sanctions would only undermine China's credibility and would also put itself at risk amid the growing threat of terrorism.