New Delhi, Nov 6: In yet another evidence that ridicules China’s claim of no or little proof regarding Masood Azhar’s involvement in terror activities against India, the Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief has admitted his group’s involvement in the October 3 attack in Border Security Force (BSF) camp in Srinagar.Also Read - UK Eases Travel Restrictions from India, Moves Country from 'Red' to 'Amber list'
Pakistan-based Masood Azhar has been caught on tape admitting to JeM’s role in the Srinagar attack. Security forces had killed three attackers after nearly 10 hour gunbattle near Srinagar airport last month. JeM had claimed that the attack was carried out by its “Afzal Guru squad”. Also Read - India vs Germany Live Streaming: Preview, Prediction, Where to Watch IND vs GER Hockey Bronze Medal Match: All You Need to Know About Tokyo Olympics 2020
In the audio tape accessed by Zee Media, Masood Azhar is heard proudly announcing JeM’s involvement on the terror attack. Azhar also claims that he he has been involved in terror activities for the last 17 years. Also Read - Exclusive | Iran's Relationship with India has 'Far More Potential' Than China: Former Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad
“When the world says we will end this Jihad, our men attack BSF camp in Srinagar,” Azhar is heard saying in the 1.45 hour-long tape.
“Jaish-e-Mohammad will never stop the mission for which it started,” the terror commander went on to add.
Targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Donald Trump, Azhar, who masterminded the January 2016 Pathankot air base attack, said both leaders hate Islamist terrorists and want to eliminate them.
“When our ministers in the government (Pakistan) go abroad, some leaders across in international community ask them to kill us, in lieu of aid. But by the grace of ‘Allah’ we are alive,” Azhar said.
The ‘hate speech’ was reportedly recorded inside a mosque in Pakistan recently.
China Blocks Ban Masood Azhar Move Again
Last week, China had once again blocked a move by the US, which was backed by India, to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
A veto-wielding permanent member of the Security Council, China has repeatedly blocked India, the US and other nations’ bid to put a ban on the Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief under the Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the Council.
Expressing disappointment over China’s repeated attempts to save Masood Azhar, India made it firmly clear that Beijing’s move will not deter it in the fight against terrorism.
“I think the decision by a country to block a consensus should not be seen as an end to our counter-terrorism efforts. What is important is that it does not, in any way, take away our resolve to fight terrorism,” Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Raveesh Kumar had said.
“It will not impact our resolve to fight terror,” he said, referring to China’s decision.