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China publicly names Pakistan for Mumbai terror attacks

China publicly names Pakistan for Mumbai terror attacks

 In a major development in 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, China has for the first time, publicly named the Pakistan, highlighting LeT’s role in the attack, in a documentary aired on Chinese state TV CCTV9.

Chinese State Television CCTV9 has, in a documentary aired recently, highlighted the role of the Lashkar-eTaiyaba (LeT) and its sponsors in Pakistan in this horrific attack which shook the world.

This change in policy by China is significant in the sense that it is taking place on the eve of the expiry of Beijing '3 decision to place on technical hold the listing of three known LeT/JuD(Jamaat-ud-Dawa) militants Hafiz Abdul Rahman Makki, Talha Saeed and Hafiz Abdul Rauf, on June 9, 2016.

The listing of these individuals by the Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the United Nations Security Cougncil in September 2015, had the overwhelming support of all members of the international community, with the exception of China, which acted on Pakistan's behest.

China is already facing considerable global flak over a similar technical hold over the listing of Jaish-eMohammed (J eM) chief Hafiz Saeed, even though the JeM stands listed by the United Nations Sanctions 

China has obviously realized that extending blind support to Pakistan on terror-related issues taints its own reputation as a responsible world power that is seeking to build an international consensus on the need for all countries to jointly fight the menace of terror.

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