UNSC adds Masood Azhar to its sanctions list

The United Nations’ Security Council Committee on Wednesday placed Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) leader Masood Azhar to its sanctions list.

“The Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities approved the addition of [Masood Azhar] to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List,” the UNSC said.

India had been seeking Azhar’s listing since 2016, but its latest push came after the February 14 Pulwama attack on the Central Reserve Police Force in India-held Kashmir, which was claimed by the JeM.

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