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Masood Azhar will be listed as terrorist under relevant UN sanction rules: MEA

India has listed Masood Azhar as one of its most wanted terrorists.

india Updated: Jul 20, 2017 18:55 IST
Maulana Masood Azhar attends a pro-Taliban conference in Islamabad in this August 26, 2001 file photograph.
Maulana Masood Azhar attends a pro-Taliban conference in Islamabad in this August 26, 2001 file photograph. (REUTERS)

The Ministry of External Affairs on Thursday said that the United States (US) and other countries have requested to list Maulana Masood Azhar as a terrorist under relevant United Nation (UN) sanctions committee.

“US has made a request along with other countries for Maulana Masood Azhar to be listed under the relevant UN sanctions committee because terrorism are being emanating from this particular source like we saw in the case of Syed Salahuddin. It’s a global concern. It contributes the global menace of terrorism very largely and substantially,” MEA spokesperson Gopal Baglay told media on Thursday.

Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of the UN-designated terrorist group Jaish-e-Mohammed, which active mainly in the Pakistani administered Azad Kashmir.

Pakistani authorities took him into ‘protective custody’ after last year terror attack in Pathankot, Punjab which was widely reported as an “arrest”. However, he was seen free in April 2016.

India has listed Masood Azhar as one of its most wanted terrorists due to his history of militant activities.