India’s move in the United Nations,were blocked by China in the UN Sanctions Committee meeting, seeing actions against Pakistan, over the release of the mastermind behind 26/11, LeT commander Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, .
During the meeting, Pakistan was asked to clarify over Lakhvi’s release in the 26/11 trial, but Chinese representatives obstructed the move, saying India didn’t provide adequate information.
It may be mentioned here, that Lakhvi was released by a Pakistani court on April 9 , a development which India said “eroded” the value of assurances repeatedly conveyed to it by Pakistan, on cross-border terrorism.
In a letter to the UN Sanctions Committee Chairperson Jim McLay, India’s permanent representative to the UN Asoke Mukherjee said, that, Lakhvi’s release was in violation of the 1267 UN resolution, dealing with designated entities and individuals.
The release of Lakhvi, 55, had also raised concerns in the United State, United Kingdom, France, Russia and Germany. Washington went so far as to call for the rearrest of the LeT commander.
The sanctions apply to individuals and entities related with terror groups, wherever they are located, he said.
The sanctions’ committee has five permanent and 10 non-permanent UN member states in it, including al-Qaeda and Lashkar-e-Toiba (LeT).
The sanctions committee includes China as permanent member of UN Security Council.
Lakhvi who is related to LeT founder and Jamaat-Ud Dawa (JuD) chief Hafiz Saeed, was arrested in December 2008 and indicted a year later.