New Delhi: After the UN Security Council adopted a resolution that calls upon countries to prevent and counter financing of terrorism, India welcomed the “recognition in a resolution of essential role of financial action task force”.
Syed Akbaruddin, India’s permanent representative at UN said, “Global community is impatient for action. Going forward the UN collectively needs to do more and do it much more effectively. For its part, India will be a willing partner in this endeavour.”
In a veiled attack on one of India’s belligerent neighbours, Syed Akbaruddin added, “Terrorists are going to be ever more creative in finding ways to violate rules. The unfortunate reality is states who are apologists for terrorists will continue to provide alibis to justify their actions and inaction too as was done by a serial offender earlier today.”
India on Thursday expressed disappointment at Pakistan’s response to its detailed dossier on terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed’s (JeM’s) complicity in the cross-border terror attack in Pulwama, the presence of its camps and the leadership in Pakistan.
Hours after reports surfaced that Pakistani agencies were interrogating 54 people in connection to the Pulwama terror attack, Pakistan in a statement, said that it ‘examined’ all 22 pin locations shared by India but did not find any terror camps there. In a Foreign Office (FO) statement, Pakistan also extended an invitation to Indian investigating agencies to come and inspect these locations.
“While 54 detained individuals are being investigated, no details linking them to Pulwama have been found so far,” it said. “Similarly, the 22 pin locations shared by India have been examined. No such camps exist. Pakistan is willing to allow visits, on request, to these locations,” the FO said.
In a statement, the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said, “Hardly surprised, as this script was followed by Pakistan in past, after the terror attacks in Mumbai in 2008 or in Pathankot in 2016 It is a well-known fact that Masood Azhar is based in Pakistan. Was again acknowledged recently to international media by Pak Foreign Minister.”
On Wednesday, Pakistan had sought “more information/evidence” from India on the involvement of the JeM in the deadly Pulwama terror attack and the presence of camps of the UN-proscribed terror outfit in the country. Pakistan’s foreign secretary Tehmina Janjua shared the “preliminary findings” on the “Pulwama incident” with Indian High Commissioner Ajay Bisaria, stated Pakistan’s foreign office.