In what could be seen as a major diplomatic coup for India, the mastermind of the Pathankot terrorist attack and head of Jaish-e-Mohammed, Masood Azhar, has been designated as a global terrorist in the United Nations Sanctions List.
While this triumph is being celebrated by all level headed citizens of India, it has thrown the begrudging Congress party loyalists completely off balance. Senior party leader Digvijay Singh questioned, “How will listing Masood Azhar as a global terrorist help when the Pakistan Prime Minister is flaunting his friendship with Modiji.
It will be significant to mention here that it is, in fact, the Congress, who, due to their sheer love for the neighbouring country, has been echoing Pakistan’s rhetorics for all this while. Even after the Balakot airstrikes, the statements of Congress leaders, including its president Rahul Gandhi, had found endorsements, even official support from Pakistan.
In fact, Digvijay Singh’s comments against the Modi government, and in turn the mistrust by him in the Indian Armed forces by calling ‘Modi a liar’ and asking the government to provide proof of the Balakot strike, had provided enough substance to the Pakistani media to build fictional narratives to attack India with.
And moreover, Digvijay justifying the heinous act executed by Pakistan, calling the Pulwama attack an ‘accident’ too had given the nation a glimpse of Congress’ endearment towards the terrorist state.
Not only has the Congress at several instances exhibited more trust in the neighbouring country than its own, but it also has, in fact, on different occasions expressed its unfading love for terrorists. Congress President Rahul Gandhi had once showered immense respect and affection for the terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammad’s chief, Masood Azhar by referring to him as Masood ‘jee’.
Earlier, Congress leader Digvijaya Singh had referred to Osama Bin Laden as ‘Osama jee’.
However, Digvijay Singh is just one amongst the spattering, spiteful, squad, who get unnerved by any success scored by Modi.
Another usual suspect, Congress’ Kamal Nath, who also could not tolerate another feather in the Modi government’s cap, expressed uncertainty on whether the designation of Jaish chief, Masood Azhar as a ‘global terrorist’ had anything to do with the ongoing Lok Sabha elections.
Madhya Pradesh CM Kamal Nath on UNSC listing #MasoodAzhar as a Global Terrorist: It was long due, it is good that it has been done. This should have happened a long time ago. This has happened during elections, I don’t know if this has something to do with the elections. pic.twitter.com/nYmmUEIENS
— ANI (@ANI) May 1, 2019
Apart from them, the so-called ‘Neutral’ journalists and assorted public celebrities who were until yesterday calling it Modi’s failure in getting Azhar listed are suddenly disparaging the Indian government’s achievement. The hypocrisy was noticed by many on Twitter.
“MODI, YOU PIECE OF SHIT!”
*#MasoodAzhar designated global terrorist*
“CONGRATS SUSHMA JI!”
— Shiv Aroor (@ShivAroor) May 1, 2019
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— Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) May 2, 2019
India has been making relentless efforts towards designating Azhar as a global terrorist but China had thwarted every move thus far. Back in 2009, India had moved a proposal to ban Azhar. In 2016 again, India moved a similar proposal with the P3 (the United States, the United Kingdom, and France) in the UN’s 1267 Sanctions Committee to ban Masood Azhar, at the wake of the 2016 attack on India’s Pathankot by JeM terrorists.
The P3 nations had moved a similar proposal again in 2017. However, on all occasions, the proposal had been blocked by China, a veto-wielding member of the UNSC. However, due to the aggressive foreign policy, Modi has pursued against terror during his first term as Prime Minister, China has finally withdrawn its opposition.
Congress and their bandwagon are getting more and more frustrated as several are attributing this significant achievement to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’ adept foreign diplomacy and his governance. However, considering how India for decades, has tried to accomplish the same but has finally achieved success under Modi’s regime, it will be only just, to credit this significant development to him.