No change in China’s stance

  1. China has declined to back India’s appeal to list Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the United Nations following Pulwama attack.
  2. China has repeatedly used its veto power at 15 member UN Security council(UNSC) to block the listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the 1267 Sanctions Committee.
  3. The UNSC 1267 Committee was established as a result of resolution 1267 (1999).It is also known as the AlQaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee as it was initially established to oversee the sanctions imposed on Taliban.
  4. If an individual or an organisation is included in the list, it helps in restricting their movement, financial penalties and assets freeze among others.