Alleging that the UN sanctions commitee was taking a "selective approach" in tackling terrorism, MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said in a press conference yesterday that the move has implications for the entire international community.

"This does not reflect well on the determination that the international community needs to display to decisively defeat the menace of terrorism," he said.

He said India is "disappointed" that a technical hold has been put on India's application to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar by a terrorist sanctions committee established by the UN Security Council.

India, he said, finds it "incomprehensible" that while the Pakistan based JeM was listed in the UN Security Council Committee as far back as 2001 for its known terror activities and links to the Al Qaeda, the designation of the group's main leader, financier and motivator has been put on a technical hold.''

''The recent terror attack in Pathankot on January 2 has shown that India continues to bear the dangerous consequences
of not listing Masood Azhar. Given the global networking of terrorist groups, this has implications for the entire international community," Swarup said.

The spokesperson said the resolutions of the UN Security Council should aim to protect all member states and their citizens from the activities of terror groups such as JeM its leader Mohammad Masood Azhar

Notably a day earlier, the Chinese President Xi Jinping in a joint appearance with his American counterpart, Barack Obama, had identified terrorism as a big problem.

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