Masood Azhar listed as global terrorist- Why it is considered as big diplomatic win for India?

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The 1267 sanctions committee of United Nation Security Council on May 1, 2019 designated JeM Chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist. He was designated as global terrorist after China lifted its hold on proposal to blacklist JeM Chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist. The listing of Masood Azhar is considered as big diplomatic win for India. The listing request to designate Masood Azhar as global terrorist was brought by USA, UK and France on February 27, 2019 after the Pulwama attack which killed 40 security personnel of CRPF.

From 2009 to 2019 there have been four attempts made to designate JeM Chief Masood Azhar as global terrorist. But everytime China vetoed the attempts saying lack of evidence. But finally on May 1, 2019 China lifted its hold on proposal to blacklist Masood Azhar as global terrorist. The list of Masood Azhar as global terrorist means Assets Freeze, Foreign travel ban and Arms embargo.Assets Freeze

  1. Assets Freeze
    Now all the countries in the world are required to freeze financial assets or economic resources of Masood Azhar. The income earned from various properties by him or any of his person acting
    on his behalf will also be freezed.
  2. Foreign travel ban
    Now all the countries in the world are required to prevent his entry and transit through their territories. He can enter the territories of other countries only for fulfillment of Judicial process or if committee determines on a case by case basis then only the transit is justified.
  3. Arms embargo
    Now all the countries in the world are required to prevent direct or indirect supply, sale or transfer of arms and ammunition, military vehicles and equipments, paramilitary equipments, spare parts, assistance or training related to military activities and any kind of technical advice.

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