Multilateral venues are being abused to defend and shield terrorists: Jaishankar at UNSC

In a covert attack on China and its close ally Pakistan, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar asserted at a public discussion at the UN Security Council on Wednesday that multilateral platforms are being abused to defend and protect terrorists.

Mr. Jaishankar also stated that the ripple effects of conflict situations have made a strong case that it cannot be “business as usual” in the multilateral sphere while presiding over the UN Security Council’s open debate on “Maintenance of International Peace and Security: New Orientation for Reformed Multilateralism”.

His comments appeared to be a reference to China and other veto-wielding permanent members of the UN Security Council repeatedly delaying and opposing calls for the blacklisting of terrorists in the sanctions committee, particularly those based in Pakistan like Masood Azhar, the leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed.

This news is written by Ms. Pujari Dharani, Research Assistant, All India Legal Forum.


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