United Nation rejects Hafiz Saeed's plea to remove his name from list of banned terrorists

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United Nation rejects Hafiz Saeed's plea to remove his name from list of banned terrorists
United Nation rejects Hafiz Saeed's plea to remove his name from list of banned terrorists

United Nations : The United Nation on Thursday rejected a plea filed by Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, to remove his name from the list of banned terrorists.

The decision comes at a time when UN's 1267 Sanctions Committee has received a fresh request to add name of Jaish-e-Mohammad chief Masood Azhar in the list for his alleged involvement in Pulwama Attack. JeM had claimed responsibility of the attack in which over 40 CRPF jawans had martyred.

The UN decision to reject appeal of Saeed, also a co-founder of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT), came after India provided detailed evidence including "highly confidential information" about his activities, sources told PTI, adding that the verdict of the global body was conveyed to his lawyer Haider Rasul Mirza earlier this week.

Hafiz Saeed was banned by the United Nations in 2008 after the Mumbai terror attacks in which 166 people were killed.

Saeed had filed an appeal with the UN through Lahore-based law firm Mirza and Mirza in 2017, while he was still under house arrest in Pakistan, for removal of the ban.