Jaipur: In a hard hitting speech in Jaipur, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the UNSC designating Jaish-e-Mohammad chief, Masood Azhar, as global terrorist as a great success. He hinted that more is to come.
“This is just the beginning, just wait and watch,” Narendra Modi thundered to a huge applause.
The Prime Minister also said that the voice of India is now heard across the world unlike the times of the previous government when the former Prime Minister’s voice was not heard.
Narendra Modi also warned that terrorists will be struck wherever they are. He said, “Our policy and practice is clear about the country’s security. From wherever the country is in threat, we will go there and hit them there. This is a powerful government.”
He added, “This is the new India, where 130 crore people’s roar is echoing around the world. Nobody can ignore the voice of India.”
Dubbing the previous Manmohan Singh’s government as “remote controlled”, Narendra Modi said that during the Congress government, not even the Prime Minister’s voice was heard.
The Prime Minister’s strong words implies that more tough actions against terrorists are just around the corner. Modi has been relentless in his push against the terrorist menace in the country. The security forces were able to restrict Islamic terrorist attacks to a few districts in Jammu and Kashmir. Many hardened terrorists were gunned down since this government took control in Delhi.
Designating JeM chief as global terrorists was a distant dream of the erstwhile government. India, then, had no diplomatic clout to force major powers to prevail upon China to withdraw its opposition against banning Masood Azhar.
In 2009, India was the sole mover of the proposal to designate the terror chief on the UN’s sanction’s list. China quickly blocked the move.
Coming to 2019, the United States, with the backing of France and the United Kingdom, directly moves a resolution in the United Nations Security Council to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist. Though, China vetoed, the country came under severe international pressures, especially because all the other major powers stood by India.
China soon withdrew its resistance and allowed the most-wanted terrorist in India to be blacklisted by the international community.