UNSC issues statement on Pulwama attack - China's opposition delays it by a week
The United Nation Security Council (UNSC) has finally on Thursday condemned the "heinous and cowardly" terror attack by Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed in Jammu and Kashmir's Pulwama. The terror attack took the lives of more than 40 Indian CRPF personnel.
However, this statement by one of the most powerful body was delayed by a week due to the lone opposition by China. Out of 15 members, 14 were ready to issue the UNSC statement by February 15th itself while it was China who opposed and seeks extension till February 18th. Even Pakistan tried to stop issuance of any statement by its permanent representative at the UN Maleeha Lodhi meeting the president of Security Council. However, her efforts went in vain.
The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations (UN), charged with the maintenance of international peace and security and is the only UN body with the authority to issue binding resolutions to member states. The UNSC has also urged all States, in accordance with their obligations under international law and relevant Security Council resolutions, to cooperate actively with India in order to bring justice to those affected.