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France to impose financial sanctions on Masood Azhar

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

In a significant development, France, which had made a fresh bid at the UN to get banned, has decided to impose financial sanctions on the chief, asserting that it has always been by India's side in the fight against

along with the US and the UK had moved a proposal in the to designate the Pakistan-based terror group as a "global terrorist".

However, the bid was blocked by which put a technical hold on the proposal.

"A deadly attack took place in Pulwama on February 14, 2019, claiming over 40 victims from the forces. The Jaish-e-Mohammed, which the has deemed to be a terrorist organisation since 2001, has claimed responsibility for this attack," said a joint statement by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs, the French Ministry of Economy and Finance, and the

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

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First Published: Fri, March 15 2019. 14:20 IST