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


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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.

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