Pakistan Attempts to Designate Four Indians as Global Terrorists in Tit-For-Tat Response to Masood Azhar's Blacklisting
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan (Photo Credits: IANS)

New Delhi, November 21: In a tit-for-tat response to Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar's blacklisting, Pakistan has begun making efforts to designate four Indians as global terrorists by the United Nations. Pakistan's all-weather ally China is reportedly helping in Islamabad's attempt to take "revenge". Pakistan last week moved the 1267 Al-Qaeda Sanction Committee to designate two Indians as global terrorists after alleging their involvement in terror attacks in Balochistan and Peshawar. Jaish-e-Mohammed Changes Name to 'Majlis Wurasa-e-Shuhuda Jammu wa Kashmir', Mufti Abdul Rauf Asghar Succeeds Bed-Ridden Masood Azhar.

This takes to four the number of Indians labelled terrorists by Pakistan. The fresh dossier submitted by Pakistan is against Appaji Angara who hails from Andhra Pradesh. Before being moved out in 2018, Angara was working as a software developer in a bank in Afghanistan's capital city Kabul. Pakistan has accused him of an attack on Army School in Peshawar on December 16, 2014, in collaboration with Jamat-ul-Ahrar (JuA), a splinter group of the Tehreek-e-Taliban, Pakistan. US Asks Pakistan to Take Action Against Masood Azhar.

Angara has also been accused of a bombing in Warsak colony in Peshawar on September 2, 2016, Hindustan Times reported. An FIR was also registered by Pakistan in connection with the charges. Earlier this week, Pakistan tried to put Gobinda Patnaik Duggivalasa on UN blacklist. A resident of Odisha, Duggivalasa has been accused of a terror attack on Siraj Raisani, a Pakistani politician, on July 13, 2018, in Mastung, Balochistan. The FIR registered in this case names Duggivalasa as a terrorist.

Two more Indians Ajoy Mistry and Venu Madhav Dongara were evacuated from Afghanistan in October and September after Pakistan accused them of carrying out terror activities. These efforts by Pakistan are seen as its attempt to avenge blacklisting of Masood Azhar in May. China had placed a "technical hold" on resolutions against Azhar four times, saying the evidence was not enough. It had placed the latest technical hold on March 13. However, it finally gave in amidst intense international pressure, particularly built by the countries like the US, the UK and France.