India takes up issue with China over supporting Pak on Lakhvi

PTI | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on June 23, 2015

India has taken up the issue with China at the highest level after it blocked move at UN for action against Pakistan over release of Zaki—ur—Rehman Lakhvi, said Ministry of External Affairs today.

China has blocked India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind and LeT commander Zaki—ur—Rehman Lakhvi in violation of a resolution of the world body as it contended that India provided insufficient information.

As the UN Sanctions Committee met here at India’s request, a clarification was to be sought from Pakistan over Lakhvi’s release in the 26/11 trial but the Chinese representatives blocked the move on grounds that India did not provide sufficient information, official sources said.

In a letter to the current Chair of the UN Sanctions Committee Jim McLay, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Asoke Mukherjee last month had said Lakhvi’s release by a Pakistani court was in violation of the 1267 UN resolution dealing with designated entities and individuals.

The sanctions measures apply to designated individuals and entities associated with terror groups including al—Qaeda and LeT, wherever located.

The sanctions’ committee has five permanent and 10 non—permanent UN member states in it.

Published on June 23, 2015
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