What's the article about?
- China blocked the joint request of India & USA to list Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) commanders on designate in the UNSC 1267 terror list once again.
- GS2: IR- Important International Institutions, agencies and fora – their Structure, Mandate;
- GS3: Internal Security- Security Challenges and their Management in Border Areas – Linkages of Organized Crime with Terrorism.
What's the crux of the article?
- Since June this year, China has blocked 5 such proposals.
- This has been termed as “political bias” towards Pakistan to stymie the process.
- All these individuals are as designated terrorists in India’s Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act terror list.
What can India do about it?
- abandon the effort until China can be persuaded to change its stance
- continue to bring terror listing proposals to and if China blocks them again, show them in badlight as irresponsible permanent member
- open a diplomatic channel with China that focuses on the issue of global cooperation on terrorism.
- For ex, India was successful in convincing China to add Pakistan to the FATF's Grey List.
What is the UNSC 1267 committee?
- set up in 1999; now known as the Da’esh and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee
- Members: all permanent and non-permanent members of the UNSC
- It list of terrorists is a global list, with a UNSC stamp
- India must consider all its options with China to ensure justice for all the victims of the cross-border terrorism that has exacted a deep and lasting toll on the country.