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India welcomes France's freeze of JeM chief's assets

IANS  |  New Delhi 

on Friday welcomed France's decision to freeze the assets of (JeM)

"We welcome the decision taken by to sanction Masood Azhar, of Jaish-e-Mohammed, a Pakistan-based & UN proscribed terrorist organisation; and responsible for the Pulwama terrorist attack," wrote on

Earlier in the day, French tweeted a press statement of the French government, which said, "has decided to sanction at the national level by freezing his assets in application of the Monetary and Financial Code. A joint decree of the Ministries of the Interior, and Economy and Finance was published today in the Gazette."

Ziegler tweeted, "Based on this decree, we will raise with our European partners the issue of including on the list of persons, groups and entities involved in terrorist acts."

"has always been and always will be by India's side in the fight against .."

Pakistan, JeM's base, is under pressure from many countries to act against the terrorist group, which claimed responsibility for the February 14 suicide bombing in that killed 40 CRPF troopers.

The has deemed the to be a terrorist organisation since 2001. However, defying global opposition to terrorism, has repeatedly vetoed sanctions against Azhar. On Wednesday, once again opposed designating Azhar as an international terrorist.



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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 23:28 IST