More Trouble For Pak: UNSC Strongly Condemned 'The Heinous And Cowardly Suicide Bombing In J&K'

| February 22 , 2019 , 13:04 IST

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) comprising of 15 nations including China, on Thursday strongly criticized the Pulwana terror attack on Indian forces by Pakistan Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM).      

UNSC condemned in “strongest terms” the “heinous and cowardly” terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu & Kashmir and stressed on the need to hold sponsors and abetters of the “reprehensible acts” accountable and bring them to justice.

According to the UNSC press statement on the 'Suicide Bombing in Jammu and Kashmir', "The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the heinous and cowardly suicide bombing in Jammu and Kashmir, which resulted in over 40 Indian paramilitary forces dead and dozens wounded on February 14, 2019, for which Jaish-e-Mohammed has claimed responsibility."

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"The members of the Security Council underlined the need to hold perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of these reprehensible acts of terrorism accountable and bring them to justice, and urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with the Government of India and all other relevant authorities in this regard," it said.

It is learnt that China, which has repeatedly blocked India’s efforts to get JeM mastermind Masood Azhar banned at United Nations, also signed off on the UNSC resolution condemning the Pulwama attack that snuffed the lives of 40 Central Reserve Police Forces (CRPF) troops.

The UNSC member countries expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to Indian people and the Indian government. The Council reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms pose one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.