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China blocks US-India proposal to sanction Pakistan based terrorist

New York: China has blocked a joint proposal put forward by the US and India to designate Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under United Nations Security Council (UNSC) sanctions. Abdul Rehman Makki is the brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba head and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed. Hafiz Saeed is a ‘global terrorist’ designated by the UN.

The US and India had proposed to designate Makki under the 1267 ISIL and Al Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council.

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China had earlier blocked the decision to blacklist Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar. China is a permanent member of United Nations Security Council (UNSC). China has a veto power in the UNSC.

Abdul Rehman Makki is a member of the governing body of Jaish-e-Mohammed. He is also a member of JuD’s central and proselytizing team. He is  is also a designed terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 in India. In April 2021, an anti-terrorism court (ATC) in Lahore had sentenced nine-year imprisonment to Prof Malik Zafar Iqbal, Samiullah, and Umar Bahadur and a six-month jail term for Abdul Rehman Makki in a terror-funding case. However, months later in November, six members of the JuD including Makki were acquitted by the Lahore High Court, which put aside the trial court’s conviction.


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