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India to move UN again for ban on Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar

The UN had banned Jaish in 2001 but India’s efforts to ban Azhar after the Mumbai terror attacks did not fructify as China opposed the ban

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Maulana Masood Azhar

India on Thursday said it would again move the United Nations for sanctions against Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, who is believed to be one of the masterminds of the Pathankot attack.

MEA spokesperson Vikas Swarup said, “We will be moving 1267 Sanctions Committee to include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader.” He said India had already submitted to the UN 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. The UN had banned Jaish in 2001 but India’s efforts to ban Azhar after the Mumbai terror attacks did not fructify as China, one of the five permanent members of the UN group with veto powers, did not allow the ban apparently at the behest of Pakistan.