Why is China backing terrorist Masood Azhar, founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad?


By vetoing once again a fourth time the listing of Masood Azhar on March 13, 2019, the founder of Jaish-e-Mohammad, which is not only involved in the recent Pulwama attacks but also a number of other terrorist incidents, China had in a way conveyed to the world that it is selective, if not explicitly supportive, in its approach to terrorism issue.

This is despite the mounting global opinion and the active opposition of the United States, UK, Germany and France who have stridently opposed terrorist groups and actively campaigned for their proscription at the 1267 committee in the United Nations.

India’s foreign ministry, without mentioning China by name, had expressed “disappointment” with the turn of the events at the 1267 committee.  Read More

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