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T V Parasuram in Washington
In a coordinated action, the United States and Britain on Friday night banned Pakistan-based militant outfit Jaish-e-Mohammad, which claimed responsibility for the October 1 terrorist attack on Jammu and Kashmir assembly, and froze its assets, days ahead of US Secretary of State Colin Powell's visit to India.
In a 'blocking order', which in effect bans the outfit, US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill put on the banned list 39 more individuals and organisations, suspected to be supporting terrorism. This brings the total number to 66.
Almost simultaneously in London, Britain also announced the freezing of assets of JeM and 37 other individuals and organisations on similar grounds.
Also hit by the US order is Mufti Rashid Ahmed Ladehyanoy 'who may be in Karachi, Pakistan' and linked to Al Rashid Trust.
India has been demanding a ban on JeM since the attack on the Jammu and Kashmir assembly.
Besides JeM, Britain in coordination with the US has frozen the assets of another Pakistan-based organisation, Rabita Trust of Lahore.
"Today's list is a result of intelligence sharing and coordination between the UK and US," British Treasury Chief Gordon Brown said in London.
US Treasury Secretary Paul O'Neill signed the 'blocking order' naming 39 individuals and organisations bringing the total number to 66 whose assets US has frozen.
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