A big setback for terror country Pakistan as UNSecurity Council declared Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
Azhar was blacklisted by UNSC sanctions committee after China dropped its objections to the latest proposal put forward by the US, UK and France to designate Masood as a global terrorist.
Who’s Masood Azhar?
Founder and leader of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed which is responsible for terror activities in Kashmir valley. He’s also the mastermind behind the cowardly attack on Indian army personnel at Pathankot, 2008 Mumbai attacks, 2001 Indian parliament attack.
In 1994 when India arrest Masood when he was trying to enter Srinagar under a fake identity.
Four years later in December 1999, an Indian Airlines Flight 814 (IC814) en route from Kathmandu in Nepal to New Delhi was hijacked and eventually landed in Kandahar, Afghanistan after being flown to multiple locations. Kandahar at that time was controlled by Taliban, which was initially thought to be on India’s side, but later was suggested to be working with Pakistan’s ISI.
Masood Azhar was one of the three militants demanded to be released in exchange for freeing the hostages. Subsequently, Azhar was freed by the Indian government in a decision criticised by many including Ajit Doval as a “diplomatic failure”.
Tagging Azhar as a global terrorist is believed to be the biggest diplomatic victory for Modi govt.