In a move to seek the support of the global community in getting Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar banned by the UN, India has sent excerpts of the dossier shared with Pakistan to all its missions across the globe for sharing the same with their host governments.
Sources said they were not surprised over the fact that Pakistan has rejected the Indian dossier which gives concrete and irrefutable evidence of JeM’s involvement in the Pulwama attack.
“It would have been a miracle if they (Pakistan) had responded differently. That they have rejected the dossier is nothing new for us,” they added.
Sources recalled that Pakistan had, in the past, also resorted to such tactics and drew attention to Islamabad rejecting a huge amount of evidence India had given to the neighbouring country following the 26/11 Mumbai attacks.
Sources expressed cautious optimism that China would not come in the way of Masood being declared a global terrorist by the UNSC this time around. In the past, all efforts to ban the JeM chief have been thwarted by China by using its veto power at the UNSC 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee.
This time, with a fresh proposal moved by France, the US and the UK, India is not only reaching out to China and other member countries of the UNSC but also to all those nations where India has a diplomatic presence.
Regarding the UNSC designation process of Azhar, sources pointed out that 13 March would be critical since it was the deadline for any country to raise objection against the proposal to list the JeM chief.
“We are reaching out to all the 15 UNSC member countries both in New Delhi as well as in their respective capitals. We will leave no stone unturned to get support of all member countries,” they added.
Sources said India also proposed to share at international platforms a detailed report about the existence of terrorist infrastructure, particularly close to military installations, in Pakistan. The report, prepared by Indian intelligence agencies, clearly reflected how Pakistan-sponsored terrorism has become a threat to the entire international community.