The Notorious Pakistani Sponsored Islamic Terrorist organisation ‘Hizbul Mujhaideen’ has been designated as Foreign Terrorist organisation by US State department. This is being considered the biggest diplomatic win by India and PM Modi.
It was the bonhomie between PM Modi and President Donald Trump which led to this massive diplomatic win.
According to the statement, “the action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that HM is a terrorist organization. “These designations seek to deny Hizbul Mujahideen the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks,” the State Department said in the statement.
Here’s the statement by the US Department of State:
The Department of State has designated Hizbul Mujahideen—also known as Hizb-ul-Mujahideen, also known as HM—as a Foreign Terrorist Organization under section 219 of the Immigration and Nationality Act, and as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) under section 1(b) of Executive Order (E.O.) 13224. These designations seek to deny HM the resources it needs to carry out terrorist attacks. Among other consequences, all of HM’s property and interests in property subject to U.S. jurisdiction are blocked, and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from engaging in any transactions with the group.
Formed in 1989, HM is one of the largest and oldest terrorist groups operating in Kashmir. Hizbul Mujahideen is led by Specially Designated Global Terrorist Mohammad Yusuf Shah, also known as Syed Salahuddin. Hizbul Mujahideen has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014, explosives attack in the state of Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people.
Today’s action notifies the U.S. public and the international community that HM is a terrorist organization. Terrorism designations expose and isolate organizations and individuals, and deny them access to the U.S. financial system. Moreover, designations can assist the law enforcement activities of U.S. agencies and other governments.