UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 24
TO BE ANSWERED ON 02.07.2009
SHRI NANDAMURI HARIKRISHNA:
SHRI M.V. MYSURA REDDY:
Will the Minister of EXTERNAL AFFAIRS be pleased to state:
(a) Whether it is a fact that India's efforts to place sanctions on Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Maulana Masood Azhar and Azam Cheema who is LeT's operative accused in Mumbai Train Blasts under UN's Al Qaeda and Taliban sanctions Resolution 1267 have been blocked
by UK and China; and
(b) if so, the reasons behind the above move by both the countries?
ANSWER THE MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS (SMT. PRENEET KAUR)
(a) & (b) Government has submitted applications to the UN Security Council Committee established pursuant to UN Security Council Resolution 1267 (1999), seeking the inclusion of three Pakistan-based terrorists, Maulana Masood Azhar, Abdur Rahman Makki and Azam
Cheema, in the Consolidated List of entities and individuals associated with Al-Qaida and the Taliban. In accordance with the established procedure of this Committee, its membership is limited to permanent and non-permanent members of the UN Security Council.
Its deliberations regarding applications for listing and de-listing of individuals and entities take place in closed sessions. Non-members of the UN Security Council are formally apprised of the outcome of their applications only at the time of a final decision.
Government is pursuing these applications with the members of the Committee.