China blocks India’s move in the UN demanding action against Pakistan over release of Mumbai attack mastermind
Labels information provided by India as “insuficient”
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.
India had tabled the resolution against Pakistan for allegedly releasing the master mind of Mumbai attacks, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi.
Pakistan had provided details of the case to UN committee which deals with the cases related to terrorism and extremism. The representative of China during the meeting of the committee argued that India failed to provide evidences to Pakistan against the involvement of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi in the Mumbai attack of 2008.
In a letter to UN Sanctions Committee chairman Jim McLay, India’s permanent representative to the UN, Asoke Mukherjee, said last month that Lakhvi’s release by a Pakistani court had violated UN Security Council resolution 1267 dealing with terrorist entities and individuals.
US, Britain, Russia, France and Germany have expressed concern at Lakhvi’s release and Washington has called for him to be re-arrested.
Lakhvi, a close relative of LeT founder Hafiz Saeed, was arrested in December 2008 on charges of planning and executing the attacks in Mumbai that killed 166 people. He was indicted with the other six suspects in November 2009.