Pakistan keen to list a Hindu name at UN terror list despite failed attempts
Its last attempt was blocked by five United Nations Security Council countries as Pakistan failed to provide any evidence of its claim
Pakistan has been keen to list a Hindu name at the United Nations Security Council terror list even after four failed attempts.
Earlier this week, Islamabad’s bid to list two Indian nationals Gobinda Patnaik, and Angara Appaji as UN terrorist was rejected as it failed to provide any evidence.
"Their main aim was to bring at least one Hindu name so that they can sustain their narrative of Hindu terror," the DNA report quoted UN Security Council sources as saying to WION.
The report carried by DNA said that Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan has been trying to raise the bogey of the so-called "Hindu terror" as part of domestic propaganda, and the action by Pakistan at the UN is seen in that line.
Pakistan has the largest number of its nationals listed as International terrorists by the UN.
Earlier, Pakistan attempted to list two other Indians-- Venumadhav Dongara and Ajoy Mistry as terrorists, but the bid failed.
The fact that the United Nations Security Council’s 1267 committee works based on evidence has worked in India’s favor. In particular, the western countries, especially those that blocked the listing, look a lot into actual evidence, said the report.
The listing this week was blocked by five UNSC countries--UK, USA, France, Germany, and Belgium after no evidence was found to substantiate Pakistani claim, according to the report.
UNSC members gave time to the country to provide evidence but Islamabad could not provide it, the report noted.