An image has been shared by a Facebook user claiming that the reason given by China for blocking the blacklisting of Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council is that the opposition parties in India do not consider Masood Azhar a terrorist. . Let’s try to analyze the claim made in the post.
The archived version of the post can be found here.
Claim: China blocked the blacklisting of Masood Azhar saying that how can they believe him to be a terrorist when opposition parties in India themselves do not consider him as a terrorist
Fact: China has asked for more time to examine the sanctions while blocking the sanctions against Masood at the UN Security Council. Nothing was mentioned about the opposition parties in India. Hence the claim made in the post is FALSE.
When searched for ‘China delays UN bid to blacklist Masood’ on Google, a link to an Aljazeera article on this topic can be found in the search results. According to the article, China has told the UN Security Council that it needs some time to examine the sanctions, so it has kept a ‘technical hold’ on the bid. There was no mention of the views of opposition parties in India. Also, when searched for the support of Indian political parties to Masood, no specific news was found.
Finally, China did not mention the views of political parties in India while blocking the sanctions against Masood Azhar at the UN Security Council.