How would listing Masood Azhar as a global terrorist would help when Pakistan’s PM Imran Khan flaunts his friendship with Narendra Modi asked Congress leader Digvijaya Singh.
Amidst the waves of celebrating India’s diplomatic victory, he said, “How will listing (Masood Azhar as a global terrorist) help when Pakistan Prime Minister is flaunting his friendship with Modi ji. I would say, Dawood Ibrahim, Masood Azhar, and Hafiz Saeed should be immediately handed over to India.”
On Wednesday India’s representatives to the UN Syed Akburuddin announced that Masood Azhar has been declared a global terrorist by the UN.
Masood Azhar heads the terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad which is notably responsible for the Pulwama attacks which took place on 14th February and martyred 40 CRPF personnel in Kashmir.
A global terrorist tag under the UN’s 1267 committee would lead to a freeze on Azhar’s assets and a ban on his travel and constraints on possessing weapons, similarly to the Al Qaida and ISIL (the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant).