AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi addressing a press conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo/ANI
AIMIM leader Asaduddin Owaisi addressing a press conference in Hyderabad on Wednesday. Photo/ANI

Why this compromise was done? Owaisi questions PM over banning of Azhar skipping reference to terror attacks

ANI | Updated: May 02, 2019 17:56 IST

Hyderabad (Telangana) [India], May 02 (ANI): AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Wednesday accused Prime Minister Narendra Modi of "making compromises" to get Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar blacklisted by the United Nations.
"Pulwama, Uri, Pathankot are not mentioned. I want to ask the Prime Minister, why this compromise was done?" the AIMIM leader said addressing a press conference here.
"You are not mentioning Pulwama or the Parliament attack. Masood Azhar was responsible for all of this. You compromised on that. Tell us what compromise you made to the Chinese (to get them to agree to Masood's blacklisting)," Owaisi alleged.
Terming the blacklisting of Masood Azhar as "cosmetic thing", he said, "Hafiz Saeed of Lashkar-e-Taiba was blacklisted. Has Pakistan stopped giving him money? We know how Pakistan treats him as a VIP over there. Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the key conspirator of 26/11 Mumbai attacks fathered a son while being in jail. If you are sanctioned, you cannot get money so who paid Lakhvi's bail money?
The AIMIM leader claimed it was not a big achievement for India yet.
"It is very unfortunate that Prime Minister is browbeating and thumping his chest as if something great has happened," said Owaisi.
"These white people are playing games from both sides. On one side, they are saying Pakistan, it is your achievement, and on the other side, they are saying it is our achievement. Chinese are claiming it is their achievement. US secretary of state is saying it is their achievement but the victim is India. The citizens of India are the victims," he added.
Reminding that threat still remains from these organisations, the AIMIM leader said, "There is still a threat from them. They will roam freely in Pakistan. We have to do something concrete to ensure that Pulwama like incidents do not happen again."
Indian representative to UN Syed Akburuddin on Wednesday announced that the Pak-based terrorist has been designated as a global terrorist by the UN.
"Chairperson of the UN sanctions committee and permanent representative of Indonesia has informed us that Masood Azhar stands designated as an individual who has been promoting terrorism globally." (ANI)