China has described the 2008 Mumbai attacks carried out by Pakistan-based Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terror outfit as one of the most notorious terrorist attacks. In a white paper on its massive crackdown against terrorists in the restive Xianjiang province, China said, the global spread of terrorism and extremism over the years had inflicted agony on humanity.
The release of the paper titled “The Fight Against Terrorism and Extremism and Human Rights Protection in Xinjiang“, coincided with Pakistan Foreign Minister’s Shah Mehmood Qureshi’s visit to China.
The paper came days after China for the fourth time blocked a bid in the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday to designate Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) terror group chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by putting a technical hold on the proposal, a move India termed as disappointing. The JeM has claimed responsibility for the Pulwama attack.