In a huge diplomatic win by India, the United Nation Security Council designated the Pakistan based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a Global Terrorist after China’s nod to the proposal after a wait of nearly a decade.
In March, France, the UK & the US had moved a fresh proposal for Azhar’s designation as a global terrorist. Russia, another permanent member of the Security Council, backed the proposal. However, China, one of the five permanent members of the Security Council who hold veto powers, had earlier blocked the proposal on technical grounds and later in the fresh proposal put a hold on its say which was finally lifted to blacklist the terrorist who claimed responsibility for the
barbaric Pulwama terror attack.
The proposal was the fourth such attempt at the UN by India in the last 10 years to list Azhar as a global terrorist. India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin tweeted and thanked big and small nations who all stood together for this and said India is grateful to all for their support. A “global terrorist” designation will subject Azhar to an assets freeze,
travel ban and an arms embargo.
Three Main Consequences That Azhar Has To Face Now –
1) Asset Freeze –
All the assets and financial assistance to the designated terrorist will be freezed and Azhar will be left boycotted from any economical sources to nourish and sponsor terror attacks.
2) Travel ban –
Terrorist Azhar will be prevented to enter into or transit through any of the territories around the globe. This means he can no longer roam freely and address rallies in Pakistan accusing Zee News and the Indian Army through his usual hate speeches every next day in Pakistan.
3) Arms embargo –
All member states are required to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer from their territories or by their nationals outside their territories, or using their flag vessels or aircraft, of arms and related material of all types, spare parts, and technical advice, assistance, or training related to military activities, to designated individuals and entities.
Apart from these three major steps, Azhar’s designation as a global terrorist will force Pakistan to act against him and the entities as well as other terrorists associated with him. This will effectively mean total immobilisation of Azhar and shutdown of his organisation and its institutions such as terror camps and madrassas which has long been making India bleed through their dastardly terror