In a major boost to India’s efforts to get Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar on the list of global terrorists, France is expected to soon move a proposal at the UN to ban him. The proposal, when moved, will be fourth such bid at the UN in last 10 years.

However the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) thursday urged the international community to co-operate actively with India in bringing the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorism to justice.

In a statement, the 15-nation body, which also includes China, strongly condemned the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir’s Pulwama that claimed the lives of over 40 CRPF personnel last week.

The UNSC termed the attack as heinous and cowardly. The condemnation also named the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed responsibility for the attack.

The UNSC members expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Indian people and the government, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those injured.

Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had strongly condemned the attack and called for those behind it to be brought to justice.
The international community had also extended its condolences and support to India in the fight against terrorism.

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