On Wednesday, United States tabled a draft to blacklist JeM chief, Masood Azhar at the UNSC. The move is likely to spark tension between the US and China
The United States circulated a draft resolution to blacklist JeM chief, Masood Azhar at the United Nations Security Council on Wednesday. The move has come less than two months after the February 14, Pulwana Attacks in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. The attack was claimed by Pakistan-based terrorist outfit, Jaish-e-Mohammed.
The US resolution may stir up conflict with China. Reportedly, the Asian member had put on hold the issue of UN sanctions against Masood Azhar, earlier this month. The terrorist outfit chief has also been accused of having ties with Al-Qaeda.
In 1999, Azhar was released by the Indian government in exchange of Indian Airline hostages held by the JeM.
The JeM chief is believed to be the mastermind behind multiple terrorist attacks on India. The 2001 Indian Parliament Attacks, Suicide Attack on J&K Legislative Assembly, and Pathankot Air Force Attacks, all have alleged ties to Masood Azhar.
The US draft will place Azhar in the UN Al-Qaeda and Islamic State sanctions blacklist. The JeM has been on the UN terror list since 2001.
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