KATHMANDU: External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Thursday raised with her Chinese counterpart Wang Yi China's blocking of India's move in the UN for action against Pakistan over 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi's release, saying it was at "variance" with progress in ties.
In the meeting held on the sidelines of an international donors conference here, Swaraj told the Chinese foreign minister that Lakhvi was "no ordinary terrorist" as he masterminded the Mumbai terror attack in which more than 166 people were killed.
"The external affairs minister raised the issue of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi on the stand China has taken on this matter in the United Nations 1267 committee. She said both India and China have been victims of terrorism and therefore there should be no distinction made between good terrorists and bad terrorists," external affairs ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said.
"She said China's stand on the matter appears to be at variance with the excellent progress otherwise being achieved in India-China bilateral relationship," Swarup said.
He said Wang assured Swaraj that China opposes all forms of terrorism and that he will look into the matter.
At a meeting of the UN sanctions committee, India had sought action against Pakistan for release of Lakhvi in the 26/11 trial in violation of a UN resolution but the Chinese representatives blocked the move on grounds that New Delhi did not provide sufficient information.
外文标题：Swaraj meets Chinese counterpart, raises Lakhvi issue
I am Hindu (Hindustan)
Let us all Indian, boycott anything which is made in China and teach China a lesson.
Sherry Mann (Gaziabaad)
Good to see that India hasnt given up on tge issue & was raising d matter off India's displeasure wid this act off China known to China & rest off d world. MoreOver We may not be able to do that , but at every opportunity & to every incident , we have to keep up d pressure at d highest level & not at ambassador level & foreign secretary level but at foreign minister & prime minister level Also At meeting off d UN sanctions committee, India would have sought action against Pakistan to release off Lakhvi inn d 26/11 trial inn violation off UN resolution but d Chinese representatives blocked d move on grounds that New Delhi did not provide sufficient information.
Na (Fck) 15 hrs ago
Would you leave him on "humanitarian ground" too!!
Dinesh Kumar Gupta (goa)
China once again proved that it cannot be trusted.
JJ Mumbai (Mumbai)
China wants only Indian Market to sell their products, they are not at all concerned about India's Security or prosperity!