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"Hired goon" Pak looking very happy at being saved by "master" China: Kashmiri activist

Updated: Jan 02, 2017 11:53 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 2 (ANI): Taking on Pakistan for stating that India's bid to ban Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar is 'politically motivated', Kashmiri activist Sushil Pandit on Monday reprimanded China for saving the former for the third time and said it looks more like a hired goon looking very happy at being saved by the master.

"This is the third time China has prevented, in fact saved Maulana Masood Azhar from being named by the United Nations Security Council. If Pakistan's Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria is crowing about it, it looks more like a hired goon looking very happy at being saved by the master," he told ANI.

Pandit said India must not leave the JeM chief this time after he has repeated the carnage at Pathankot.

" Maulana Masood Azhar was responsible for the Parliament attack in 2001, which is when Jaish-e-Mohammad was banned but he the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad escaped without any censure," said Pandit.

"But what India must factor in is that China no longer fights shy of owning up its hired assassin Pakistan. And all our strategies, all our international preparations must take into account that in order to corner Pakistan effectively," he added.

Pakistan on Sunday criticised India for seeking a ban on the JeM chief at the United Nations, calling the bid as politically motivated.

"The 1267 Sanctions Committee related to the Islamic State/Al-Qaeda has rejected a politically motivated proposal by India," Pakistan Foreign Office spokesperson Nafees Zakaria was quoted as saying by Dawn.

India has accused JeM and its top leader of masterminding several attacks including a deadly assault on an Indian Air Base in January last year and sought the UN to put him on the list of designated terrorist under the 1267 Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council .

The JeM has already been blacklisted by the 15-nation Security Council, but not Azhar.

However, China for the third time since March last year blocked the proposal last week to ban the JeM chief a global terrorist.

China, which is the lone member among the 15-member UNSC to oppose the ban on Azhar, had earlier twice in April and October last year imposed "technical hold" on India's proposal. (ANI)

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