Government On UN Blacklisting Of Masood Azhar, "Win For Every Indian"

Government On UN Blacklisting Of Masood Azhar, "Win For Every Indian"

Government On UN Blacklisting Of Masood Azhar, "Win For Every Indian" 

New Delhi: Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that the chief of Pakistan-based terror outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammed,  Masood Azhar's designation as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council is a "win for every Indian." The Union Minister also hit out at the opposition for "shameful and regrettable" comments. 

The decision ban on Masood Azhar came through after China, which had blocked moves to blacklist him four times, finally changed its stand saying it "found no objection after a careful study of revised materials". 

The Union Minister said that the change in the attitude of China "had certainly been impacted by the recent development, which includes both Pulwama and Balakot, especially since it was Masood Azhar's camp which was destroyed in Balakot."

Mr Jaitley fielded criticism that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the ruling BJP was misusing a diplomatic victory in election season, said: "Yes, this is a matter of international diplomacy... the only difference is that they (previous government) did so unsuccessfully and Modi ji did it successfully."

"Everyone now knows how defective India's position was post 26/11 ...one of the former service chiefs said he wanted to strike back but then Prime Minister had said no. Shahid Latif, a terrorist who was released as goodwill gesture, later on played a key role in the Pathankot terror attack," Jaitley said.