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International Current Affairs October 1st Week 2016
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1) China thwarts India bid to name Masood terrorist

  • China said on 1st October that its technical hold on India’s move to get JeM chief Masood Azhar designated a terrorist by the U.N. has “been extended” for three months. The Chinese technical hold was to lapse on 4th October. Had China not raised further objection, the resolution designating Azhar as a terrorist would have passed automatically. 

  • India was still giving “final touches” to its proposal to put Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar on the list of United Nations proscribed terrorists, when China announced that the “technical hold” on designating him a terrorist has been extended by another three months. 
  • Azhar, a resident of Bahawalpur in Pakistan has been accused by security agencies of orchestrating several terror attacks in India, the latest being the attack on the Uri Army camp. 
  • Apart from Azhar’s involvement in the attack on the Indian Parliament in 2001, the Pathankot airbase strike on January 2, India had also incorporated details about his role in the September 18 Uri attack, which killed 19 Indian Army soldiers. Azhar also runs a charitable organisation, Al Rehmat Trust, as a cover for the activities of his terror outfit, JeM. The internal committee was constituted in August and the Uri attack took place on September 18. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) which is probing both the Pathankot and Uri attacks is learnt to have given crucial points nailing Azhar’s direct role in the terror attacks.