New Delhi: Having faced disappointment over its attempt to get the Jaish-e-Mohammed chief banned by the UN the first time around, India is set to make a second bid at getting Masood Azhar banned by the global body.
The last time around, China had scuttled the move by India to get the Pathankot mastermind banned by the UN. However, India today said that it will again move the UN with the demand soon.
The UN had banned JeM in 2001 but India's efforts to ban Azhar after the Mumbai terror attacks did not fructify as China, one of the five permanent members of the UN group with Veto Powers, didn't allow the ban apparently on the behest of Pakistan.
"We will be moving to 1267 Sanctions Committee to also include the name of Masood Azhar on the sanctions list. It is a great anomaly that the organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed is listed but not its leader," External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Vikas Swarup said here.
He also noted that India has already submitted to the UN's Sanction Committee a fresh list of 11 terrorists from Pakistan -based terror groups affiliated to al Qaeda, Taliban and other outfits responsible for terrorism in the country.
On February 18, a fresh submission of 11 individuals and one organisation linked to terrorism in India, was submitted to the 1267/1989/2253 ISIL (Da'esh) and al Qaeda Sanctions Committee.
(With PTI inputs)