Masood Azhar declared global terrorist by UNSC, victory of Indian diplomacy
By FnF Desk | PUBLISHED: 01, May 2019, 19:11 pm IST | UPDATED: 01, May 2019, 19:21 pm IST
After a lot of efforts by the Indian side and a persistant endeavour on the issue along with leaving no stone unturned in convincing the world, in a major victory for India, Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammad (JeM) chief Masood Azhar was on Wednesday declared as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council.
"Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in @UN Sanctions list," India's Permanent Representative to the UN Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.
A proposal to declare Azhar as an international terrorist was taken by the UNSC Sanctions Committee 1267, nearly three months after the JeM carried out a ghastly terror attack on CRPF convoy in Pulwama district of Kashmir.
Earlier, the proposal was being blocked by China, which lifted its "technical hold" on Wednesday.