US designated Syed Salahuddin as ‘Global Terrorist' on India's request
New Delhi, July 19: The United States Department of State designated the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader, Syed Salahuddin, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist on India's suggestion said Minister of State for External Affair General V K Singh on Wednesday.
While replying to a question posed by the opposition Singh in a written reply said, "Yes. On June 26, 2017 the United States Department of State designated the Hizb-ul-Mujahideen leader, Syed Salahuddin, as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist."
On June 26th, the U S designated Salahuddin, as a 'Specially Designated Global Terrorist'.
Salahuddin is the senior leader of the militant group Hizbul Mujahideen. In September, 2016, Salahuddin vowed to block any peaceful resolution to the Kashmir conflict, threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bombers, and vowed to turn the Kashmir valley "into a graveyard for Indian forces."
Under Salahuddin's tenure as senior Hizbul leader, the terror outfit has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people, reports ANI.