Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist by UNSC

The United Nations has listed Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist on Wednesday. The decision was taken after the world body’s Sanctions Committee held a crucial meeting.

This comes a day after Beijing said that the vexed issue of designating Masood Azhar as a global terrorist by the UN will be “properly resolved.” Earlier in March, China had put hold on a fresh proposal by the US, UK and France to impose a ban on Azhar, whose terror group JeM had claimed responsibility for the deadly Pulwama terror attack that took place on 14th February. It was the fourth such bid at the UN in the last 10 years.

A UNSC designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze, travel ban and an arms embargo.

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