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#BoycottChineseProducts trend on Twitter after China blocks Azhar's listing

15 March 2019
#BoycottChineseProducts trend on Twitter after China blocks Azhar's listing

This comes within hours after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as "weak" and "scared" of Chinese President Xi Jinping after Beijing blocked a United Nations resolution to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar a global terrorist.

However, China sounded reluctant as Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told the media, " First I would like to say that the UNSC as a main body of the United Nations has strict standards and rules of procedures. "China is ready to communicate and coordinate with all sides including India to properly handle this issue", Chinese Foreign Ministry was quoted saying.

Following the Pulwama attack, India received global backing in its bid to block Azhar, the chief of Pakistan based terror group (Jaish-e-Mohammad) that owned the responsibility of the convoy attack in which 40 CRPF personnel were killed.

The UN security council has been asked to subject Mr Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.

In 2017 too, India indirectly identified China as the UNSC member responsible for blocking the consensus on listing Azhar.

Azhar is the founder and leader of Jaish-e-Mohammed, an insurgent group in Pakistan administered Kashmir.

But after a long time, desi Twitter's outrage has taken a correct turn after China blocked India's bid to designate JeM chief Masood Azhar as a "global terrorist". During a press conference, Kang had expressed the hope that India and Pakistan would maintain "good neighbourly and friendly ties and settle issues through friendly consultation".

In recent weeks, as worldwide pressure has risen over Pakistan's ties to terror groups, Islamabad has scrambled to show it is taking action against them - closing almost 200 religious schools and arresting dozens of individuals linked to militancy.

Tensions between India and Pakistan have soared since last month's attack in Kashmir that prompted tit-for-tat air raids, stoking fears of an all-out conflict between the two nuclear-armed countries.

Gandhi claimed Modi was "weak" and "scared" of Chinese President Xi Jinping. NoMo's China Diplomacy: 1.

The US had said on Tuesday that China's opposition to designating Azhar as an global terrorist runs counter to the mutual goal with the US of regional stability. "India is undoing all mistakes of your family".

Azhar's outfit has staked the claim for the Lethpora auto bomb explosion in which more than 40 CRPF personnel were killed on February 14. Also, India's growing proximity to the U.S., sheltering Dalai Lama, and Pakistan's role in China's One Belt One Road strategy are said to be the reasons for China's protecting Pakistan's interests.

National Conference leader and former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah said "Pakistan gets its way once again".