In a first, BRICS names Pakistan based terror groups

First Doklam crisis is resolved and now Xiamen statement criticizes Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad

GN Bureau | September 4, 2017


#Terrorism   #China   #Pakistan   #BRICS   #Doklam  
BRICS leaders at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Cultural Festival & Cultural Exhibition, in Xiamen, China
BRICS leaders at the opening ceremony of the BRICS Cultural Festival & Cultural Exhibition, in Xiamen, China

India on Monday scored a major diplomatic victory when BRICS nations, including China, condemned terrorism caused by various Pakistan-based terror outfits like Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad.

BRICS nations’ condemning Pakistan based terror groups is hugely significant as it comes just days after the Doklam crisis was resolved.

It is also the first time that BRICS grouping has criticised Pakistan based terror groups that have for years wreaked havoc in Kashmir.

Prime minister Narendra Modi had also met Chinese president Xi Jinping and held constructive interaction during the BRICS summit.

China, which has regularly stonewalled India’s attempts to raise the issue of Pakistani terrorists, seems to have now taken an about turn, ensuring that the statement issued at the end of the plenary session of BRICS summit included this key issue.

Beijing has also repeatedly blocked New Delhi’s attempt to designate Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a terrorist. There has always been one ground or the other for China to block India’s move in the United Nations.

The Xiamen statement said: “We, in this regard, express concern on the security situation in the region and violence caused by the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH, Al-Qaida and its affiliates including Eastern Turkistan Islamic Movement, Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammad, TTP and Hizb ut-Tahrir.”

“We deplore all terrorist attacks worldwide, including attacks in BRICS countries, and condemn terrorism in all its forms and manifestations wherever committed and by whomsoever and stress that there can be no justification whatsoever for any act of terrorism,” said the statement at the end of the plenary session.

A total of four paragraphs is devoted to this issue.

In the past, China too has been upset over the involvement of people trained in Pakistan unleashing violence in the restive Xinjian region.

The year 2011 saw China pointing out that the men who were involved in the violence had undergone training in Pakistan.

Comments

 

Other News

Phase 6: Voter turnout 59.06% at 7:45 PM

Polling in the sixth phase of General Elections 2024 which commenced across 58 PCs recorded an approximate voter turnout of 59.06% as of 7:45 pm Saturday. In spite of hot weather in certain parts of the country, voters were undeterred in their enthusiasm as they were seen queuing up patient

Banks not adhering to RBI guidelines, finds study

Banks across India are levying inconsistent service charges on basic savings accounts. A study, “Benchmarking Reasonableness of Service Charges by Banks in India”, uncovers and exposes inconsistencies in adherence to RBI mandates by banks. It finds some banks impose charges exceeding reasonable

“Mumbai Infra boom similar to that of Manhattan in 19th C”

Mumbai’s ongoing infrastructure boom – with a new coastal road, Atal Setu, metro lines and much more – creating transport corridors – is comparable to that of Manhattan in New York during 1811-1870, according to BMC commissioner Bhushan Gagrani. The iconic projects being implemented

Global Gandhi: How the Mahatma captured the world’s imagination

Gandhi’s Australia, Australia’s Gandhi By Thomas Weber Orient BlackSwan, 348 pages, Rs 1,800  

Urban apathy in Mumbai, Maharashtra sees 49% voting

Polling in the fifth phase of General Elections 2024 which commenced at 7 am on Monday simultaneously across 49 PCs recorded an approximate voter turnout of 57.47% as of 7:45 pm. Voters came out in large numbers braving hot weather in many parts of the states that went for polls on Monday.

Voter turnout: Drop from 2019 reduces further

As the voting percentages dropped drastically in the first couple of phases of the ongoing general elections, observers and analysts spoke of ‘voter apathy’ blamed it on a lack of “wave” this time – apart from the heatwave, that is. The latest figures after the fourth phase, h

Visionary Talk: Amitabh Gupta, Pune Police Commissioner with Kailashnath Adhikari, MD, Governance Now


Archives

Current Issue

Opinion

Facebook Twitter Google Plus Linkedin Subscribe Newsletter

Twitter