BRICS declaration condemns terrorism; names Pakistan-based LeT, Jaish
Indian Defence News: The ‘BRICS Xiamen Declaration’ named the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammed, among others. In addition, the BRICS members also called for greater efficiency in designation of terrorists
NEW DELHI: In a big win for India, and for the first time, BRICS countries on Monday slammed Pakistan without naming it, as they “deplored” terror attacks in member countries and the “violence caused” by Pakistan-based terror outfits.
The ‘BRICS Xiamen Declaration’ specifically named the Pakistan-based Haqqani network, Lashkar-e-Taiba, Jaish-e-Mohammed, and the Taliban, ISIL/DAISH and Al-Qaida.
In addition, the BRICS members+ also called for greater efficiency in the designation of terrorists. This is particularly significant because it is BRICS member China that has been blocking designating Jaishe-e-Muhammad chief Masood Azhar.
“All BRICS leaders came up very strongly in condemning terror in all its manifestations. You can see that in seven paragraphs of the declaration,” said an MEA spokeswoman on Monday after the declaration was made public.
BRICS members made clear they condemn terrorism in all its forms.
“Members in BRICS countries have been victims of terrorism and today’s declaration acknowledges we must work collectively,” said the MEA spokeswoman.