New Delhi: The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) on Monday listed Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist. India had last year sought to declare the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) leader as a global terrorist, but China put a deadlock in the middle. In June 2022, India introduced the UN Sanctions Committee, also known as the UNSC 1267 Committee.

Under this, China’s blocking the proposal to list Pak terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki was criticized at international forums.

“On 16 January 2023, the Security Council Committee approved it by following resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) relating to ISIL (Da’Ash), al-Qaeda, and related individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities.”

“Property freezes, as set out and adopted in para 1 of Security Council Resolution 2610 (2021), are subject to the travel ban and arms embargo, as well as under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations, in addition to the list of da’esh and al-Qaeda,” the UN said in a statement.

India and the US have already designated Abdul Rehman Makki as a terrorist under the laws in their country. Makki has been involved in terror activities in India, including raising funds for terror attacks, recruiting and radicalising youth for violence and planning attacks, especially in Jammu and Kashmir. Abdul Rehman Makki is the brother-in-law of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed.

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