New York: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Thursday strongly condemned the “heinous and cowardly” Pulwama terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir and urged the international community to co-operate actively with India in bringing the perpetrators, organizers, financiers and sponsors of terrorism to justice.
In a statement, the 15-nation body, which also includes China, strongly condemned the terror attack that claimed the lives of over 45 CRPF personnel last week. The UNSC members expressed their deepest sympathy and condolences to the families of the victims, as well as to the Indian people and the government, and wished a speedy and full recovery to those injured.
The UNSC also condemned the Pakistan-based terror group Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed responsibility for the attack. It reaffirmed that terrorism in all its forms and manifestations is one of the most serious threats to international peace and security.
Earlier, UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres had strongly condemned the attack and called for those behind it to be brought to justice. The international community had also extended its condolences and support to India in the fight against terrorism.
Meanwhile, France has decided to move a proposal at the UN to get Jaish-e-Mohammed Chief Masood Azhar on the list of global terrorists following the Pulwama terror attack.