UNSC taking too long to designate Masood Azhar as terrorist: India

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syed akbaruddinIndia took umbrage at the long time the UNSC was taking to consider whether to sanction leaders of terror organisations or not.

In this connection, as per media reports, India’s Permanent Representative to the UN ambassador Syed Akbaruddin said the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) was stuck in a time warp wrought on by politics. The UN must recognise the significance of the move.

He said this in reference to India’s efforts to get Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN. Earlier, China had protracted the “technical hold” on the move to get Azhar banned by the UN. After the technical hold’s validity lapsed last month, China again extended the hold by three months.

As per media reports, Akbaruddin had felt that it was time to break the impasse to reform the unresponsive organisation to the current global situation.

The UNSC can be better said to be working on a mix of ad-hocism, scrambling and political paralysis. Need one say more about the urgency of the need for reform of this relic which has long been unresponsive to the needs of our time, he added.