Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad, the terror group behind the attack on Pathankot Air Force base, has thanked China for blocking India’s move at the United Nations to ban its chief Maulana Masood Azhar.
In its mouthpiece Al-Qalam, the Jaish-e-Mohammad further hailed China as a friend.
India had approached the UN in February to include Masood Azhar in the UN Security Council’s 1267 sanctions list, in the aftermath of the January 02 terror attack in Pathankot.
However, China, a close friend of Pakistan, requested the UN sanctions committee to keep on hold the move to ban Azhar. Beijing maintains that the JeM chief did not meet the UN criteria to be banned as a terrorist.
India has lodged protest at Chinese behaviour but the Asian giant stuck to its guns.