Geneva – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Wednesday has declared Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Moulana Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist after the continuous efforts of India’s Foreign Service officer.
59-year-old Syed Akbaruddin, India’s Ambassador & Permanent Representative to the United Nations, thanked UN and appreciated the efforts of United States, United Kingdom and France in supporting the decision.
“Big, small, all join together. Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in @UN Sanctions list. Grateful to all for their support,” India’s Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.
The UNSC’s 1267 Sanctions Committee eventually declared after China lifted its technical hold which blocked the proposal four times.
China’s Foreign Minister Geng Shuang said on Tuesday China would no longer block the proposal which it had kept on hold.
As per the declaration, all of the Masood’s assets will be frozen by UN member countries and he cannot travel to these member countries.
However, amidst the India’s elections, India’s right-wing opportunist party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) takes the credit for the move, while the due credit goes to Akbaruddin.