Masood Azhar

PM Modi dubbed the designation of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Azhar as the third strike against Pakistan after the surgical strikes in 2016 and the February airstrikes.

Jaitley said the Congress was claiming surgical strikes now only to save political face in light of Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist by the UN

The US State Department said, the listing requires all UN member states to implement an assets freeze, a travel ban, and an arms embargo against Azhar. UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office termed it a positive development for the South Asian region.

The announcement comes a day after China, on Tuesday, called for "political consultation within the framework of 1267 Committee" to resolve the issue pertaining to the listing of Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN.

Subhan took a dig at Prime Minister Narendra Modi, saying: "China is making Rs 50,000 crore from India every year.

India also emphasised that non-compliance of crucial sanction measures in case of UN proscribed terrorists, entities render all the member states at high risk of challenges from these terrorist groups/organisations who are well funded and armed despite international measures.

Practising Islam is illegal in some pockets of China. People caught fasting, praying, growing a beard or wearing a hijab attract arrest in the nation.

Towards this, USA, UK and France moved a proposal in the UNSC to list UN-proscribed group JeM's chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. China, for the fourth time, used a technical hold on the proposal on March 13 - a move which has been widely slammed.

In the last 50 hours, it is believed that the original sponsors of the Azhar resolution are having intense "good faith" consultations with China on what many familiar with the matter describe as a "compromise".