INDIA/PAKISTAN: A major victory for India as Pakistani-origin terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki is declared a global terrorist under the UNSC’s ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions Committee. Makki is the brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed. Hafiz Saeed was the prime conspirator in the horrific Mumbai attack on 26/11.
United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in a statement said, “On 16 January 2023, the Security Council Committee pursuant to resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities approved the addition of the entry specified below to its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2610 (2021) and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations.”
The recent update came to light after China blocked India’s proposal to list terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki under the Sanctions Committee, popularly known as the UNSC 1267 Committee.
The entire discord happened in June 2022, and now the astonishing results have been officially put forward. Makki has been involved in raising funds, recruiting, radicalizing, provoking young minds to violence, and planning attacks in India, especially targeting Jammu and Kashmir. He has allegedly raised funds for various LeT operations as well.
The listing would have been done in the early past, but China brought hurdles in the way of proposing to designate Maulana Masood Azhar, chief of the Pakistan-based and UN-proscribed terrorist entity, Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).
According to the US State Department, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court sentenced Makki to one count of terrorism financing and got him into jail.
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