India slams China for blocking proposal to designate 26/11 planner Sajid Mir ‘global terrorist’ | India News

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday came down heavily on China after it formally blocked a proposal to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba’s (LeT) Sajid Mir as a ‘global terrorist’.
In it’s response to China’s move, India said that it had ‘strong reasons to believe that something is genuinely wrong in the global sanctions regime as manifested in the Security Council’.
“If we cannot get established terrorists who have been proscribed across global landscapes listed under security council architecture for pure geopolitical interest, then we do not really have the genuine political will needed to sincerely fight this challenge of terrorism,” Prakash Gupta, joint secretary, MEA said at UN.
Sajid Mir, one of India’s most wanted terrorists, is wanted for his involvement in the 2008 terrorist attacks in Mumbai, India. The Pakistan-based LeT terrorist served as the chief planner of the attacks, directing preparations and reconnaissance, and was one of the Pakistan-based controllers during the attacks.
In 2022, India at the UN counter-terror meet in Mumbai revealed in detail Pakistan’s role in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack by playing Pakistan-based terrorist Sajid Mir’s audiotape. In the audio clip, he is heard directing the attack on Chabad House during Mumbai 26/11 terror attacks.
Beijing blocked the proposal that had been moved by the US and co-designated by India to blacklist Mir under the 1267 al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council as a global terrorist and subject him to assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

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