Heads of five nations condemn Pakistan based extremist groups

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017 12:23 am



CHINA: The organization of world’s five major emerging economies – BRICS, for the first time in its declaration, mentioned the Pakistan based extremist groups Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jash-e-Mohammad and Haqqani Network.

Members nations of the BRICS include Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – which forms BRICS.

The organisation in their ninth annual high level meeting on Monday in China in their strongly worded statement said that those who are involved, administer or support terrorism must be brought to justice.

This announcement is being seen as India’s diplomatic success. The heads of five countries strongly condemned such organisations in their joint declaration and vowed to continue the war against terrorism.

In a 43-page statement, it was emphasized that the war in Afghanistan should be halted immediately.

The BRICS countries have condemned instability in the region, the Taliban, the Islamic States, Al-Qaeda and its affiliates, including the East Turkestan Islamic Movement, the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan, the Haqqani network, the Lashkar-e-Taiba, the Jaish-e-Mohammad, the TTP and the Hizb ut Tahrir. They said these organisations are creating havoc and instability in the region. The organisation also reiterated to oppose all kinds of terrorism.

The organization has reiterated that eliminating terrorism was the first and foremost responsibility of the state and the international assistance should promote the basis of self-intervention and non-intervention.

It is worth remembering that before the meeting, the Chinese Foreign Minister had said, “we know India has concerns about terrorism from Pakistan. We think BRICS is not the right forum to discuss such issues.”

In the last annual meeting of BRICS China did not let the Pakistan based groups to be included the statement of the organisation. Although the last meeting was held just a week after the Uri attack.

Now, it is to be seen what would be China’s reaction to the UN efforts to declare Massoud Azhar, head of Jaish e Mohammed, as an international terrorist.

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