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India thanks UNSC members for blocking Pakistan’s bid to get Indians listed as terrorists

Pakistan’s moves against India in the UNSC was blocked by the US, the UK, France, Germany and Belgium. (Image: iStock)

By: Eastern Eye Staff

INDIA has thanked members of the UN Security Council who thwarted Pakistan’s bid to get two Indian nationals listed as terrorists as well as Islamabad’s “blatant attempt” to politicise the world body’s procedure on terrorism.

Pakistan had submitted the names of Angara Appaji and Gobinda Patnaik for designation under the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

However, Pakistan’s attempt was thwarted on Wednesday (2) as the US, the UK, France, Germany and Belgium blocked the move due to lack of evidence.

Similarly, an earlier attempt by Pakistan to list Ajoy Mistry and Venumadhav Dongara was blocked by the council around June-July.

“We thank all those Council members who have blocked Pakistan’s designs,” India’s permanent representative to the UN, Ambassador TS Tirumurti, tweeted on Wednesday.

Last month, India had laid bare a lie by Pakistan about Indian nationals in the 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions List of the UN Security Council.

In response to the remark by Pakistan that it submitted names of the four Indians to be proscribed under the Sanctions List, India had said the list was “public and the world can see none of these individuals are in it”.

“The 1267 Committee works on the basis of evidence and not random accusations thrown in to divert their time and attention,” the Indian representative added.

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