India slams China for blocking move against JeM deputy chief
- China thwarted (opposed) a joint India-U.S. bid to list Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) deputy chief Rauf Asghar as a UN Security Council-designated terrorist by placing a technical hold on the process.
- India termed this move as politically motivated and evidence of China’s doublespeak on Pakistan-based terrorism.
- China said that it had strictly followed rules and procedures of the committee, and that the government required more time to assess the information to sanction the individual.
- This is the second time China has blocked an India-U.S. listing proposal at the UNSC in the past two months.
- In June 2022, China placed a similar hold on the listing of Abdur Rahman Makki, deputy chief of the Lashkar-e-Taiba/ Jamaat-ud-Dawa (LeT/JuD).