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UN declares Jamaat-ud-Dawa is terrorist group. December 11, 2008

Posted by neoavatara in World Politics.
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In a clear statement of solidarity with India, a UN Security Council Panel declared that the supposed charity Jamaat-ud-Dawa was nothing but a front for the terrorist group Lashkar-e-Taiba and now subject to U.N. sanctions on terrorist organizations. It also approved the designation of four suspected plotters of the Mumbai attacks as terrorists subject to sanctions.

Among the sanctions imposed on the group and the four individuals by the Security Council‘s al-Qaida and Taliban Sanctions Committee were an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo on the individuals. The panel is authorized to make such decisions on behalf of the Security Council.  The U.N. sanctions panel also described a number of trusts and foundations as aliases for the al-Rashid and al-Akhtar trusts, which have raised funds for Lashkar. According to the panel, the al-Rashid Trust can be equated with the al-Amin Welfare Trust, al-Amin Trust, al-Ameen Trust, al-Ameen Trust, al-Madina Trust and al-Madina Trust.  The al-Akhtar Trust aliases, the panel said, are Pakistan Relief Foundation, Pakistani Relief Foundation, Azmat-e-Pakistan Trust and Azmat Pakistan Trust.  All stated organizations now can be treated as complicit with terrorism.

By agreeing that Jamaat-ud-Dawa is essentially an alias for Lashkar, the U.N. panel has significantly added to India’s pressure for Pakistan‘s civilian government to prove that it is cracking down on militant groups and pursuing extremists blamed for last month’s siege of India’s commercial capital.

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