India moves UNSC to declare Masood Azhar as designated terrorist

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Feb 26: India has moved  the UN Security Council to declare Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad extremist outfit chief Masood Azhar as designated terrorist.

“Our Permanent Representative in the UN has made a formal request writing a letter to the UN’s 1267 committee to designate Azhar as terrorist putting his name in the sanctions list,” External Affairs Ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup said here today.

Azhar is believed to be the mastermind of the Pathankot terror attack in which seven Indian security personnel were killed, and which led to the derailment of the Foreign Secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan scheduled in the middle of the last month.

India has already given a list of terrorists affiliated to Al- Qaeda, Taliban and other terrorist groups to the 1267 Committee.

Mr Swarup said it was a great anomaly that the organization Jaish-e-Mohammad was listed but not its  leader.

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