NEW DELHI: In a dig at China, India said Tuesday in the UN Security Council that there should be no double standards in dealing with terrorists.
The practice of placing holds and blocks on listing requests without giving any justification must end, said India’s permanent representative to UN Ruchira Kamboj. She was speaking at a UNSC briefing on threats to international peace and security caused by terrorist acts.
China had recently blocked a joint India-US proposal to list Pakistan based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under the UN Security Council’s Al-Qaeda (Dae’sh) and ISIL Sanctions Committee, also known as the UNSC 1267 Committee. Both India and the US have already listed Makki as a terrorist under their domestic laws.
“It is most regrettable that genuine and evidence-based listing proposals pertaining to some of the most notorious terrorists in the world are being placed on hold. Double standards and continuing politicization have rendered the credibility of Sanctions Regime at an all-time low.,” said Kamboj.