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Pakistani militant leader

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Masood Azhar: Pakistani militant leader
Masood Azhar is the founder and leader of the terrorist organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed, active mainly in the Pakistani administered Azad Kashmir. Pakistani authorities took him into 'protective custody' after the Pathankot attack in India, which was widely reported as an "arrest". However he was seen to be free in December, 1999. India had listed Masood Azhar as one of its most wanted terrorists due to his history of militant activities. India has been continuously trying to place Azhar on UN Security Council's counter-terrorism sanctions list, a move supported by all other countries but vetoed by China.

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Masood Azhar travelled to UK, Gulf, Africa in 1990s seeking funds for 'Kashmir cause', say intelligence inputs

Masood Azhar had undertaken a month-long sojourn to England to collect funds for militants operating in Jammu and Kashmir, though he got a 'very poor' response while travelling to Sharjah, Saudi Arabia
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Matter will be resolved, says Chinese ambassador on Masood Azhar


IndiaTimes - Published

Chinese envoy on Masood Azhar: Optimistic that matter will be resolved

Chinese ambassador said cooperation between India and China "is on the right track"
DNA - Published

China willing to hold more talks with India, other parties concerned on blacklisting Masood Azhar

China said it was willing to have more discussions with all parties concerned, including India, on blacklisting Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar.
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA

India confident Masood Azhar will get global terrorist tag

China has been blocking listing of Azhar as a terrorist since 2009, and again put a hold on his listing last week.
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US, France and UK in talks with China on Masood Azhar's 'global terrorist' listing at UN, say sources

If the fresh efforts by the US, France and the UK does not end up in the formal designation of Masood Azhar, the three permanent members are planning to soon move a resolution for his listing in the..
Firstpost - Published

Will show patience 'for as long as it takes': India on China blocking UNSC listing of Masood Azhar as global terrorist

India will show patience with China for "as long as it takes" but will not compromise its position on terrorism, government sources said on Saturday
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India continues to work with UNSC sanctions committee to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist: Sources

India continues to work with the UN Security Council sanctions committee on the listing of Masood Azhar as a global terrorist and will show patience on the issue, official sources said Saturday, days..
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Sonia, Manmohan party to decision to free Azhar: Amit Shah

BJP president Amit Shah has written in a blog that that that soon after the hijacking, then PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee had called an all-party meeting attended by the entire opposition in which Congress's..
IndiaTimes - Published

France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar


IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Reuters

‘Root cause for China’s take on JeM chief lies in border issue with India: Tibetan PM Lobsang Sangay’

Sangay said that despite Pulwama terror attack took place just few days back and JeM organization openly claimed the responsibility of this terror attack that took the lives of about 40 Indian Jawans,..
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'In 2009, India was alone, while in 2019 it has worldwide support': Sushma Swaraj on JeM chief ban issue

External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj on Friday said the leaders who term China's blocking of banning JeM chief Masood Azhar at the UN a "diplomatic failure" must see that India was alone when the..
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France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar amid international pressure on Pakistan

A joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry added that France would discuss putting Masood Azhar on a European Union list of people suspected of..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •Reuters

After China’s Masood Azhar block, UNSC vote under consideration

US diplomats are of the view that Washington may be forced to pursue other actions at the UNSC if Beijing continued with this policy.
IndiaTimes - Published

France freezes assets of JeM chief Masood Azhar; to take up his listing with EU

France said it will also ask the European Union to include Azhar in the list of persons involved in terror attacks.
DNA - Published

RSS affiliate wants revocation of 'MFN' status of China after blocking of bid to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

The SJM - the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh's economic wing - on Thursday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to withdraw the Most Favoured Nation (MFN) status from China
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Gujarat: Traders to make bonfire of Chinese goods on Holi

CAIT, other business bodies say it to China's support to Masood Azhar
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China rebuff: India, US to go hard on Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar

US diplomat says UNSC members 'may be forced to take other actions'
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Pakistani journalist trolled for likening Masood Azhar to Dalai Lama

Senior Pakistani journalist Hamid Mir landed plumb in a controversy when he compared the JeM founder to the Nobel peace laureate on Twitter on Wednesday.
DNA - Published

China draws ire of other UNSC members for saving Jaish chief Masood Azhar

US indicated that members of the UN Security Council may need to consider “other actions” if Beijing continued to prevent the sanctions committee from designating Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed..
IndiaTimes - Published

Modi surrendered to China on Masood Azhar: Omar Abdullah


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China defends blocking Masood Azhar terror listing at UNSC, says it will help concerned parties develop 'lasting solution'

Asked why China once again resorted to block India's bid against Masood Azhar, Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang told a media briefing that Beijing's decision is in line with the rules of the..
Firstpost - Published Also reported by •DNA

India 'disappointed' as China blocks sanctions against leader of Kashmir bombing group

india 'disappointed' as china blocks sanctions against leader of kashmir bombing group
China has blocked a UN Security Council proposal to blacklist the leader of a Pakistan-based militant group which India says was behind the 14 February suicide bombing in Kashmir. Masood Azhar is the..
WorldNews - Published

China puts India's Masood Azhar proposal at UN on 'technical hold': What the term means and what's the way forward

This was the fourth time in 10 years that China blocked Inidia's bid to list Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. Earlier, it vetoed these proposals, and this time, it invoked a 'technical hold'.
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China blocks move to ban Masood Azhar: 'Weak' Narendra Modi 'scared' of Xi, says Rahul Gandhi

Taking a dig at the Prime Minister, Rahul said that Narendra Modi has failed to take a firm stand against China. On Wednesday, China kept chief Masood Azhar under its protective wings, vetoing a fourth..
IndiaTimes - Published

If China continues to block Masood Azhar's designation as 'global terrorist', UN may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat

"If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council. It shouldn't have to come to that," a Security Council..
Firstpost - Published

Pakistan's Masood Azhar: China blocks bid to call militant terrorist

Masood Azhar's militant group carried out a deadly suicide attack in Indian-administered Kashmir.
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India, US seek tangible and irreversible action by Pakistan against terrorists

The US support came on a day China for the fourth time blocked a bid to get Jaish chief Masood Azhar designated a global terrorist by the UN Security Council.
DNA - Published

Responsible members may be forced to pursue other actions: UNSC diplomat on Masood Azhar

"If China continues to block this designation, responsible member-states may be forced to pursue other actions at the Security Council, a UNSC diplomat said.
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Modi's foreign policy a series of 'diplomatic disasters': Congress on Masood Azhar issue

"China blocking Masood Azhar's designation as a global terrorist reaffirms Chinese position of being an inseparable ally of terrorism's breeding ground -- Pakistan," Congress's chief spokesperson..
IndiaTimes - Published

Pulwama only first dose, says Masood Azhar

In a 15-minute long sermon, the 50-year-old can be heard saying that JeM would conduct "further attacks" on India.
DNA - Published

China blocks move to list Masood Azhar as global terrorist

Proposal put on 'technical hold' as Red Dragon wants more time
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

China again bats for Pakistani terrorists and blocks India's effort to designate Masood Azhar as a global terrorist


IndiaTimes - Published

Ahead of UNSC meet, China hints it may again block move to declare Masood Azhar global terrorist

On the issue of Masood Azhar's UNSC listing, Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said, "I want to say that China always adopts a responsible attitude, engage in consultations with various..
Firstpost - Published

Ban on Masood Azhar: India shares audio clips at UNSC to expose JeM chief's hand in promoting terrorism in Kashmir

It's a crucial day for India at the UNSC as US, France and UK, the three permanent members of the security council, will move their proposal to list Pulwama attack perpetrator as a UN-designated..
DNA - Published

UNSC set to decide on designating JeM chief Masood Azhar as 'global terrorist'

The proposal to designate Azhar under the 1267 al-Qaida Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council was moved by France, UK and the US on February 27. It was under the no-objection period and..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •Firstpost

US tells China not to block Masood Azhar's designation as 'global terrorist', says failure to ban him will lead to regional instability

The United States has urged China to not block Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's listing as a global terrorist at the United Nations Security Council meeting to be held on Wednesday over Azhar's..
Firstpost - Published

Failure to designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist against regional stability, peace: US

Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar meets the criteria to be designated as a global terrorist and not doing so is against regional stability and peace, the US said. After Pulwama attack, three..
IndiaTimes - Published

All eyes on China as UNSC sits to decide Masood Azhar's fate

UN body to consider tonight listing of JeM founder as a global terrorist
DNA - Published

We arrested Masood Azhar, but BJP freed him, says Congress

Congress cited extracts from an interview to claim NSA Ajit Doval “blamed” the BJP-led government for Azhar’s release in the Kandahar swap following the hijack of Indian Airlines flight IC-814...
IndiaTimes - Published

In UNHRC, India slams Pakistan for supporting terror ahead of decision on Masood Azhar

India slammed Pakistan at the 40th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council for its support to terrorism, raking up Kashmir and situation of minorities in the country.
DNA - Published

NSA Ajit Doval blamed BJP govt for Masood Azhar's release, claims Congress


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Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi with GST, Masood Azhar swipes

Rahul Gandhi also played to the gallery in the business-driven state by claiming that "Gabbar Singh Tax", his oft-repeated jibe for the Goods and Services Tax (GST) was beyond the understanding of..
IndiaTimes - Published

India redoubles efforts to list JeM chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist ahead of UNSC deadline; China remains ambiguous

Ahead of the deadline to designate Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist, India is engaged in frantic parleys with key players like the US, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Turkey.
Firstpost - Published

‘Rahul Gandhi's claim not correct, Ajit Doval didn’t fly with Masood Azhar’

Jaswant Singh, the foreign minister at the time of Kandahar hijack, flew with Masood Azhar and two others terrorists — Omar Sheikh, who later killed American journalist Daniel Pearl, and Mushtaq..
IndiaTimes - Published

Respect for Masood Azhar? Smriti Irani takes dig at Rahul Gandhi


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