August 27, 2020 10:13 pm
The MEA statement comes two days after the NIA filed a chargesheet against Pakistan-based chief of the banned Jaish-e-Mohammad outfit, Masood Azhar, and 19 others for planning and carrying out a suicide attack on a CRPF convoy, killing 40 paramilitary personnel in Pulwama in 2019.
February 20, 2019 6:56 am
This, if implemented, has serious costs for Islamabad as it is trying to woo investors to Pakistan amid a dire economic situation.
February 18, 2019 6:08 pm
India has been pushing for action against Azhar on international platforms, however, its efforts have been blocked by China, a close ally of Pakistan where Azhar roams scott free.
February 17, 2019 1:51 am
After the 2016 Pathankot attack, the NIA named him for his alleged role and Azhar was again placed under protective custody in Pakistan. Since then he has refrained from making public speeches.
November 20, 2018 10:15 pm
NIA filed a chargesheet against Maulana Abdul Rouf Asgara in connection with a case pertaining to the attack on an Army camp in Nagrota in Jammu and Kashmir in November 2016
June 06, 2016 9:17 am
Azhar claimed the alleged offer was made by the then External Affairs minister Jaswant Singh to Mullah Akhtar Mohammad Mansur, the Taliban chief who was killed in a US drone strike last month.
April 12, 2016 2:11 am
After securing an arrest warrant from a special court, NIA has approached the Interpol for issuing a Red Corner Notice against the JeM chief and three others for their alleged role in the conspiracy to attack the strategic Indian Air Force base in Pathankot.
January 20, 2016 12:05 am
February 18, 2017 12:23 am
In December 2013, Maulana Masood Azhar’s organisation published Aaina, a book that Afzal Guru allegedly wrote while on death row in prison.
January 11, 2016 1:56 pm
In 2010, a Jaish-affiliated publication said the trust was paying pensions to the families of at least 850 jihadists killed or imprisoned in India, as well as in other countries.
February 25, 2016 4:07 pm
New Delhi, Feb 25 (ANI): Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) spokesperson Vikas Swarup onThursday said that India will yet again move the United Nations to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar on the sanctions list to ban him. Swarup said "We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader. He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to Al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country. He further said "We are awaiting details from Pakistan about the composition of the Special Investigation Team and the itinerary of the visit. The two foreign secretaries are in touch.
January 14, 2016 7:16 am
New Delhi, Jan 14 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Siddharthnath Singh on Thursday said that the government is keeping a close eye and would take appropriate action on the arrest of Jaish-e- Mohammad (JeM) chief Maulana Masood Azhar. He added they should wait for further response from the government on the same. Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit on the other hand said that the arrest of the JeM chief is a welcome step, however, it is doubtful whether he is arrested in a house only or proper arrest has been made. He said only time would tell if any kind of stringent action would be taken against him or not. Dikshit expressed his gladness saying that the Modi government is following the policy of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.