United Nations: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has designated Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him under the Security Council’s Sanctions Committee.
India has been vying for a long time to have Azhar included in UNSC’s list of global terrorists.
“Big, small, all join together. Masood Azhar designated as a terrorist in @UN Sanctions list. Grateful to all for their support,” India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the United Nations Syed Akbaruddin tweeted.
China removed its hold on the proposal, which was moved by France, UK and the US in the Security Council’s 1267 Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee in February just days after the horrific terror attack against Indians security forces in Pulwama carried out by Pakistan-based terror outfit Jaish.UN