The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) issued a statement Thursday, to which the Hindus had early access, condemned the Pulwama attack and stressed the need to hold those responsible responsible. Significantly, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) has been named in the statement as responsible for the attack.
“The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the atrocious and cowardly suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir, which caused the death of more than 40 Indian paramilitary forces and dozens of wounded on February 14, 2019, so Jaish -e-Mohammed has denounced responsibility, “says the statement.
“How is it that a plan to carry out such an important attack on a national road in a troubled state was not detected?” Security forces after a shootout with militants in Pinglan, Pulwama district, south of Kashmir.
UN sources said that the UNSC statement was published after protracted negotiations by the Security Council. China had wanted additional time to think about it, as it had some concerns, they said. France is also working, in parallel, to sanction the chief of JeM, Masood Azhar, in the UNSC. China blocked similar actions against Azhar in 2017 (India had moved the 1267 Sanctions Committee to ban Azhar twice before in 2009 and 2016). On Tuesday, the UN Secretary General, António Guterres, asked India and Pakistan to calm the tensions and “participate in a meaningful way”
Condemning terrorism in all its forms as one of the most serious threats to international peace, the UNSC offered its condolences to those affected by the attack.
“The members of the Security Council expressed their sincere condolences and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Indian people and the government of India, and wished a quick and complete recovery for the wounded,” the statement said. .