The United Nations Security Council on Monday designated terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba’s deputy chief Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist.
The security council’s ISIL (Da’esh) and Al Qaeda Sanctions Committee added the 68-year-old to its list of designated terrorists. Individuals and groups named on the list are subjected to an assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo.
The development took place after China gave up its technical hold on Makki’s designation as a terrorist, the Hindustan Times reported. Beijing, in its capacity as a permanent member of the council, had placed the technical hold in July.
However, on Tuesday, it changed its stance after 14 out of 15 members expressed support for designating the Lashkar-e-Taiba operative as a global terrorist.
The security council, in its narrative summary on the reasons for the designation, said that Makki and other operatives of the Lashkar-e-Taiba and its frontal organisation Jamaat-ud-Dawa have been “involved in raising funds, recruiting and radicalising youth to violence”.
The sanctions committee also said that Makki and his associates have been planning attacks in India, particularly in Jammu and Kashmir. It listed seven terror attacks in India in which the Lashkar-e-Taiba has been accused of involvement, including the November 2008 attacks in Mumbai and the attack on Delhi’s Red Fort in December 2000.
The narrative summary also…