Big News: UN Designates JeM Chief Masood Azhar As Global Terrorist

In a huge diplomatic win for India, the United Nations Security Council designated Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist after China lifted its hold on a proposal to blacklist him under the Security Council’s Sanctions Committee. The announcement was made by India’s Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN, Syed Akbaruddin. 

Source- The Hindu

Static/Current Takeaways Important For LIC AAO Mains 2019:

  • The UN Security Council has primary responsibility for the maintenance of international peace and security.
  • It has 15 Members, and each Member has one vote.

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