United Nations rejects JuD chief’s plea for removal from banned terror list

United Nations rejects JuD chief’s plea for removal from banned terror list
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The United Nations has rejected an appeal of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, to remove his name from its list of banned terrorists, government sources said on Thursday

New Delhi: The United Nations has rejected an appeal of JuD chief Hafiz Saeed, the 2008 Mumbai terror attack mastermind, to remove his name from its list of banned terrorists, government sources said on Thursday.

The UN decision to reject appeal of Saeed, also a co-founder of terror group Lashkar-e-Taiba, came after India provided detailed evidence including "highly confidential information" about his activities.

Saeed, chief of UN-designated terrorist organisation Jammat--ud-Dawa (JuD), was banned on December 10, 2008 by the UNSC after the horrific Mumbai attacks in which 166 people were killed.

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