Pakistan has recently failed to list 2 Indians as United Nations listed international terrorists under the 1267 committee of the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).
The listing attempt from Pakistan was blocked by 5 UNSC countries – UK, USA, France, Germany, and Belgium. Pakistan’s attempt was blocked by the UNSC after Pakistan failed to provide any reasonable evidence to substantiate its claim. For some time now, Pakistan was making attempt to list two Indian nationals Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji as UN terrorists.
Apparently, these two Indians were arrested by Pakistan in November last year when they inadvertently crossed over into Pakistan. However, even though India made repeated attempts to share a dialogue with Pakistan over this matter, no definite response came from the Pakistani side.
UNSC members had given Pakistan time to provide evidence to support their allegations but Islamabad could not provide any. A chance was given to Pakistan to come up with evidence but the country failed.
Layer, India’s envoy to UN T.S. Tirumurti said in a tweet, “Pakistan’s blatant attempt to politicize 1267 special procedure on terrorism by giving it a religious colour, has been thwarted by UN Security Council. We thank all those Council members who have blocked Pakistan’s designs.”
Earlier, Pakistan had made another attempt to list two other Indians – Venumadhav Dongara and Ajoy Mistry as terrorists, but the bid failed too.
In a statement in June, the Pakistani foreign ministry had expressed its “disappointment” for not able to list Dongar as a terrorist. They had accused that these Indians were supporting groups like Jamaat-ul-Ahrar.
The move was considered as a response from Pakistan to India’s attempt to get Masood Azhar listed as a UN terrorist last year.
Azhar who is the chief of Pakistan-based UN listed terrorist organization Jaish-e-Mohammed is responsible for the Pulwama terror attack and several other attacks in India.