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India urges UNSC to take up lack of implementation of sanctions, calls out Pak's inaction on terror   

India's Permanent Representative to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) Syed Akbaruddin. Photograph:( ANI )

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Mar 29, 2019, 10.20 AM (IST) Written By: Sidhant Sibal

India has asked the United Nations security council to strongly take up lack of implementations of sanctions under its 1257 committee even as some countries acting as "apologist for terrorist" continue to justify their inaction on the issue of terror. 

The development comes against the backdrop of lack of implementation of UN sanctions by Pakistan. 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, who is on the UN terror list, continues to roam freely in the country despite being on the sanctions list.

India's permanent representative Syed Akbaruddin to UN speaking at the UNSC during adoption of a resolution on Preventing and Combating the Financing of Terrorism said, "Many Council resolutions, including the various sanctions measures under the 1267 and 1988 sanctions regimes, where asset freeze is a core part of states obligations call for regular reporting under these measures. A cursory look at the publicly available information on the website would reveal that the implementation reports on these sanctions measures have not been updated for years and in some cases more than a decade."

"Non-compliance of crucial sanctions measures in case of UN proscribed terrorists and entities renders all of us, Member States, at a high risk of facing challenges from these terrorist organizations who are well funded and armed despite international measures," Akbaruddin added.

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A report submitted by the UNSC 1267 sanctions monitoring team had on Jan 15, 2019, recommended that committee members write to member states in this regard.  

Meanwhile, without taking the name of Pakistan, Indian Envoy to UN said certain countries will justify inaction on the issues of terror. 

He said, " the unfortunate reality is that States who are apologists for terrorists will continue to provide alibis to justify their actions and inaction too".

Pakistan on Wednesday called India to give more evidence regarding Jaish-e-Mohammed's involvement in the Pulwama terror attack and said the locations provided by New Delhi in the Pulwama dossier have no terror camps.
 

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The development comes against the backdrop of lack of implementation of UN sanctions by Pakistan. 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, who is on the UN terror list, continues to roam freely in the country despite being on the sanctions list.