China blocks proposal at UN to designate LeT terrorist Sajid Mir as ‘global terrorist’
China has once again put a hold on a proposal moved at the United Nations by the US and co-supported by India to designate Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist, Sajid Mir as a “global terrorist.
He is India’s most wanted terrorist and was involved in the 2008 Mumbai attacks. The US moved the proposal on Friday to blacklist Mir under the 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanctions Committee of the UN Security Council as a global terrorist.
It is the third time that China has blocked an India-US proposal in recent months. Earlier Beijing stood in the way of declaring Abdul Rehman Makki of Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), and Abdul Rauf Azhar, the brother of Jaish-e Mohammed (JEM) chief Masood Azhar as global terrorists.
Abdul Rehman Makki is a LeT Deputy Commander and brother-in-law of Hafiz Saeed, founder of the LeT. The UN has declared JuD, the political branch of the LeT, a terrorist front group.
Resolution 1267 provides for sanctions against individuals and entities that support or finance the acts or activities of ISIL, Al-Qaida, associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities.
Sajid Mir is a top Lashkar-e-Tayyiba (LeT) Commander and is in charge of the “India Setup” of LeT.
Sajid Mir is one of the masterminds of the Mumbai Terror Attack (November 26, 2008). He was responsible for the largest ever overseas LeT terror attack resulting in the death of nationals of several countries including India and Western countries.
Mir was LeT Project Manager for the Mumbai attacks. He, through satellite phone, guided the terrorists involved in the operation..
He is also actively involved in the launching of LeT operatives into India.
He looked after the security of Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi (LeT Operations Chief), responsible for anti-India terror operations.
Sajid Mir was involved in overseas recruitment and training activities for LeT. He had travelled to Canada, UAE, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Saudi Arabia in cnnection with his ops.
In 2003 a LeT module controlled by him was busted in Australia. Five years later, Sajid Mir reportedly underwent plastic surgery..
Mir was indicted in the District Court of Northern Illinois in April last year. He was charged with providing material support to terrorists, and the bombing of places of public use besides aiding and abetting killing a citizen outside of the US. He was also designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT). Washington has put a reward of $ five million on his head.
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