A February 2000 file photo of Masood Azhar, chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group. Photo: AFP

India ‘disappointed’ after China again delays bid to add Masood Azhar, head of Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group, to UN sanctions blacklist

  • China – an all-weather ally of Pakistan which has blocked three similar moves – said it needed more time to examine the sanctions request targeting Azhar
Topic |   Islamic militancy

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A February 2000 file photo of Masood Azhar, chief of the Jaish-e-Mohammad militant group. Photo: AFP
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Masood Azhar (centre) in 2000. Photo: AP

Masood Azhar, founder of militant group that killed Indian troops in Kashmir, was freed from jail as part of hijackers’ demands

  • Indian Airlines flight was hijacked on Christmas Eve in 1999
  • Azhar was set free and founded Jaish-e-Mohammad shortly after
Topic |   Kashmir

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Masood Azhar (centre) in 2000. Photo: AP
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