• search
For Quick Alerts
For Daily Alerts

Hafiz Saeed knocks UN's door, demands dropping of 'designated terrorist' tag

By Vikas

Days after a Lahore court released him from house arrest, 26/11 Mumbai terror attack mastermind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed has approached the United Nations seeking the removal of his name from the list of designated terrorists, said reports.

Mirza and Mirza, the Lahore-based law firm that represents Saeed, is said to have filed the petition in the UN seeking de-listing of hi name from the sanctions list.

Hafiz Saeed

An HT report quoted UNSC website as stating that Saeed was prescribed for "being associated with Lashkar-e-Tayyiba and Al Qaida for participating in the financing, planning, facilitating, preparing or perpetrating of acts of activities by, in conjunction with, under the name of, on behalf or in support of both entities."

The JuD leader, who has a USD 10 million American bounties on his head for terror activities, walked free last week after his 10- month detention as the Pakistan government decided against detaining him further in any other case.

[US state department expresses concern over Hafiz Saeed's release]

In May 2008, the US Department of the Treasury had designated Saeed as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist under Executive Order 13224. Saeed was also individually designated by the UN under the UN Security Council Resolution 1267 in December 2008 following the November 2008 Mumbai attack in which 166 people, including six American citizens, were killed.

[Probe finds UP town celebrations post Saeed's release to be false]

The JuD is believed to be the front organisation for the banned Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) which is responsible for carrying out the Mumbai attack.

OneIndia News

For Daily Alerts

For Breaking News from Oneindia
Get instant news updates throughout the day.

Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more