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UN Security Council Declares Pakistan's Abdul Rehman Makki a Global Terrorist

© AFP 2023 FAROOQ NAEEMAbdul Rehman Makki, leader of Pakistan Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses rally in Islamabad on February 5, 2010, against Indian rule in Kashmir.
Abdul Rehman Makki, leader of Pakistan Jamaat-ud-Dawa, addresses rally in Islamabad on February 5, 2010, against Indian rule in Kashmir. - Sputnik India, 1920, 17.01.2023
Pakistan-based Makki is the brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed, the head of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT)*, the terrorist group behind the November 26th Mumbai attacks in India.
The ISIL (Daesh*) and al-Qaida* Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council (UNSC) on Monday listed Abdul Rehman Makki as a global terrorist before going on to seize his assets, ban him from travel, and put an arms embargo on him.
Makki's naming as a global terrorist comes nearly 8 months after China thwarted India's attempts at the UNSC to put him on the list in June 2022.

Who is Abdul Rehman Makki?

Abdul Rehman Makki is believed to have held leadership positions in Lashkar-e-Taiba, and is accused of planning and funding violent attacks against Indian security forces, particularly in the Jammu and Kashmir union territory.
Indian Border Security Force (BSF) soldiers patrol near the India-Pakistan border fencing at Suchet Garh in Ranbir Singh Pura, Jammu and Kashmir, India, Jan. 23, 2020. - Sputnik India, 1920, 06.01.2023
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As per a US State Department report, Makki was convicted in a case of terror financing by a Pakistani court in 2020.
Previously, Makki was officially placed on the terrorist lists in India and the United States.

Clashes in UN Security Council Over Terrorist Designations

New Delhi has repeatedly accused both Beijing and Islamabad of being hand-in-glove in stopping its efforts to get the terrorists involved in deadly attacks against India sanctioned.
In September last year, China put on hold a joint proposal by India and the US to designate Pakistan-based Sajid Mir as a global terrorist.
New Delhi describes Mir as a key handler of the terrorists who attacked Mumbai in 2008.
Previously, China blocked India's proposals to classify Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM)* chief Maulana Masood Azhar as a global terrorist.
Azhar is alleged to be the mastermind behind 2001 Indian parliament attack that killed nine Indians, including eight security personnel, and almost brought Islamabad and New Delhi to the brink of war.
*Lashkar-e-Taiba, Daesh (also known as IS/ISIS), al-Qaeda and Jaish-e-Mohammed are terrorist organizations outlawed in Russia and several other states