China the Veto member of UN security council has blocked request to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist.
China terms it as ‘technical hold’,which will stretch till 3 months. This is the fourth time that China has rejected the proposal to designate Masood as a global terrorist.
The MEA in a statement said, “We are disappointed by this outcome. This has prevented action by international community to designate the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed as , a proscribed and active terrorist organisation whichever has claimed responsibility for the terrorist attack in Jammu and Kashmir on 14 feb 2019”.
The move to ban terrorist was supported by US, UK and France.