China stopped India and the US from designating Pakistani militant Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist under the Security Council’s Al Qaida Sanctions Committee. China moved rapidly to act. Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), the leader and the architect of the 26/11 attacks, is the brother-in-law of the terrorist Makki.
Since its founding in 1990, the LeT has waged a campaign against Indian rule in Kashmir, mostly through the use of violence and intimidation. Islamophobic fundamentalists from the organization want to create an Islamic caliphate in South Asia. As a result, he illustrated the United States, Israel, and India as existential threats to Islam. In Kashmir and across India and Afghanistan, the LeT has conducted a series of deadly attacks against Indian officials, troops, and civilians. The organization’s facilities, schools, and medical clinics are located in Pakistan. For humanitarian aid in Pakistan, it has backed Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD),own philanthropic organization. Pakistan formally outlawed Lashkar-e-Taiba in 2002. In 2008, the United States and the United Nations put several important members of the LeT for their roles in terrorist activities.
- As of late, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed (1990-present) A co-founder and leader of LeT and JuD, Saeed is an important figure in the group’s history. An American reward of $10 million was issued for Saeed’s capture in 2012. Suspected of violating UN sanctions, Pakistani authorities placed Saeed under house arrest in January 2017. A lack of evidence prompted judges to reject the government’s plea to extend Saeed’s house detention, and he was released in November 2017.
- I’ve been with Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi since 1990. LeT’s Chief of Operations, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, is a co-founder of the organization. In December 2008, Indian officials identified him as one of the masterminds of the 26/11 Mumbai assault, and he was detained by Pakistani police soon after. In April of that year, a terrorist court ordered him released on bail following a trial for the attack.
- In 1990, Abdul Rehman Makki, Hafiz Muhammad Saeed’s brother-in-law, joined the LeT. He is now the group’s deputy leader. Because of his strong ties to the late Taliban commander Mullah Omar and Al Qaeda leader Ayman al-Zawahiri, the United States has placed a $2 million premium on his head.
At the Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia, Abdul Rehman Makki released a book titled “Showing how Fedayeen Operations are not Suicide Attacks” in 2004.
A Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) in the United States. Makki has previously been designated as a terrorist by both India and the United States. New Delhi and Washington had submitted a joint request to the UN Security Council’s 1267 ISIL and Al Qaida Sanctions Committee to designate Makki as a global terrorist, but Beijing put a stop to it at the last minute. According to reports, China has put a “technical stop” on the plan to list Makki. The choice made by Beijing is quite terrible. It contradicts China’s claims to be fighting terrorism.
China’s “dual standards” identify Pakistan-based terrorists as well.
China’s move, according to the Indian government, contradicts Beijing’s pledge to tackle terrorism and demonstrates its “double standards.” He has been active in fund-raising, recruiting, and radicalizing young people to resort to violence and plotting assaults in India, especially in Jammu and Kashmir.
Protecting well-known terrorists from sanctions undermines China’s reputation and “risks exposing” the country to the escalating threat of terrorism, they warned. “China’s decision is exceedingly regrettable in light of the strong evidence against Makki.” Moreover, it contradicts China’s assertions that it is battling terrorism. “
On Friday, the Chinese foreign ministry said they complied with the applicable procedures and regulations. “I would like to state that China condemns all types of terrorism,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin said in response to a question about why China opted to delay the terrorist designation.
“China’s activities in the 1267 Committee of the UN Security Council are always compliant with pertinent rules and procedures.” In revised comments posted on the Foreign Ministry’s website, he said that China will continue to work responsibly and helpfully.
“Our stance on China-India ties is constant and unambiguous.” Amid a cold in bilateral relations due to the unresolved military stalemate in eastern Ladakh, Wang stated, “We hope the Indian side will cooperate with us for the constant development of bilateral ties.”
This isn’t the first time China has put a stop to India and its allies’ attempts to designate Pakistan-based terrorists. It has already refused to name Maulana Masood Azhar, the leader of the terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), which is based in Pakistan and is banned by the UN.
India scored a major diplomatic victory at the United Nations in May 2019, labeling the global body labelled Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed head Masood Azhar as a “global terrorist,” a decade after New Delhi initially sought the UN on the subject. China, as a permanent member of the UN Security Council with veto power, was the lone dissenter in the 15-nation assembly, preventing attempts to blacklist Azhar by imposing a “technical hold.” The committee makes all of its judgments by consensus.
India has tabled a motion to designate Azhar on its own in 2009. In 2016, India submitted a petition to the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee, together with the P3—the United States, the United Kingdom, and France—to blacklist Azhar, who was also the architect of the January 2016 attack on the Pathankot air base. The P3 nations proposed a similar plan in 2017. On the other hand, China has always made sure that the sanctions committee doesn’t accept India’s proposal.
To keep international pressure on Azhar to be named a global terrorist, the US has proposed a draught resolution in the UN Security Council that would directly put him on a “blacklist.” France and the UK are also in favor of this.
In November 2010, the US Treasury Department called Makki a “Specially Designated Global Terrorist.”
Because of this designation, all Makki property and interests in Makki property that fall under US jurisdiction are banned, and most US citizens are not allowed to do business with Makki.