BJP, Congress welcome US` move to name JuD as terror outfit
The Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress welcomed the move by the US to add Jamaat-ud-Dawa to its list of designated terror organisations.
Zee Media Bureau
Washington: The Bharatiya Janata Party and Indian National Congress on Thursday welcomed the move by the US to add Jamaat-ud-Dawa to its list of designated terror organisations.
Tightening its noose around Laskhar-e-Toiba, a terrorist organisation based in Pakistan, the US had on Wednesday not only added its affiliates, including the JuD, to its list of designated terror organisations but also slapped sanctions against two Pakistan-based LeT leaders.
LeT was responsible for the deadly November 2008 terrorist attack in Mumbai that claimed 166 lives and injured more than 300. The group`s leader is Hafiz Saeed is also a designated terrorist leader.
Welcoming the US` move, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Shahnawaz Hussain said it was now Pakistan`s turn to take action against terrorist groups.
Even though long overdue, we welcome US move to ban JuD & affiliates. Now it's turn of Pak to take action against these terrorist groups.
— Shahnawaz Hussain (@ShahnawazBJP) June 26, 2014
Congress leader Manish Tewari said the US` step would further the cause of fighting terror.
The US State Department has amended Lashkar-e-Toiba`s designations to add the aliases: Jamaat-ud-Dawa, Al-Anfal Trust, Tehrik-e-Hurmat-e-Rasool and Tehrik-e-Tahafuz Qibla Awwal. Simultaneously, the Department of the Treasury targeted the financial and leadership networks of LeT by designating Nazir Ahmad Chaudhry (Ahmad) and Muhammad Hussein Gill as Specially Designated Global Terrorists (SDGTs).