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China blocking India’s bid at UN on Masood Azhar, Government will take action: Rijiju

‘India will take an appropriate action,’ says Union Minister Kiren Rijiju on China blocking India’s bid at the UN for a ban on Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.

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“What China has done (in the UN), was not good. Ministry of External Affairs will take an appropriate action. Whatever action is required, we will take,” he told reporters on Friday when asked about development at the United Nations.

The Union Minister of State for Home hails from Arunachal Pradesh bordering China.

On Thursday, China had requested the UN Committee, which is considering a ban on the JeM chief, to keep on hold the designation.

After the terror attack on the Pathankot airbase on January 2, India in February wrote to the UN calling for immediate action to list Azhar under the al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee.

The submission was armed with strong evidence of the outfit’s terror activities and its role in the Pathankot attack that killed seven Indian military personnel.

India also told the UN Sanctions Committee that not listing Azhar would expose it and other countries in South Asia to threats from the terror group and its leader.

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