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India to name JeM chief's brother Asghar in UNSC list of global terrorists

Asghar is known for openly taking responsibility for the fidayeen attacks in India. In a video uploaded on social media, Asghar owned up responsibility for the Pathankot attack and later in December 2017, he again claimed both Pathankot and Nagrota attacks while addressing a huge crowd inside a Bhawalpur mosque. In his address, Asghar promised to inflict a bigger terror attack on India than Pathankot in the coming months.

Saima Siddiqui

Saima SiddiquiBy Saima Siddiqui

Published on 6 March 2019 7:35 AM GMT

India to name JeM chiefs brother Asghar in UNSC list of global terrorists
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New Delhi: India is pushing hard to include the name of Jaish-e-Mohammad operational chief and younger brother of terrorist Masood Azhar, Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar, in the list of United Nation's Security Counsel global terrorists.

Asghar, who is among India’s top five ‘most wanted’ terrorists, was just 24 years old when he masterminded the hijacking of IC-814 Indian Airlines commercial flight in 1999, which led India to finally release his elder brother Maulana Masood.

He has been the mind behind every major Jaish attacks in India, be it the 2001 fidayeen attacks on Jammu and Kashmir's assembly and Parliament, 2016 Pathankot IAF base attack, attacks on Nagrota and Kathua camps and the recent Pulwama attack that killed nearly 40 CRPF troopers, were all carried out on directs order from Azhar.

The Indian intelligence agencies have also proofs of Asghar's active involvement in terror strikes, who takes virtually every decision for JeM in the absence of Azhar. it is said that when JeM went underground for a few years following assassination attempts on then Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf, it was Asghar who lead the reorganization of the outfit by travelling to Afghanistan and meeting the Taliban.

Asghar is known for openly taking responsibility for the fidayeen attacks in India. In a video uploaded on social media, Asghar owned up responsibility for the Pathankot attack and later in December 2017, he again claimed both Pathankot and Nagrota attacks while addressing a huge crowd inside a Bhawalpur mosque. In his address, Asghar promised to inflict a bigger terror attack on India than Pathankot in the coming months.

He is also in-charge of setting up terror camps in Pak-occupied Kashmir (PoK), and inside Pakistan including, Manshera and Muzaffarabad. And motivates JeM cadres, has collaboration with the Pakistan government and ISI groups, spreads JeM’s propaganda through audio and video clips, raises funds and establishes contacts with other terror outfits.

Asghar's elder brother and JeM chief is said to be extremely unwell that he couldn't leave his house, which suggests that the Pulwama attack was spearheaded by Asghar, who is said to be actively involved in the terror attack and used to regularly visit Balakot (a terror camp in Pakistan).

Saima Siddiqui

Saima Siddiqui

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