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China thrice blocked moves to ban Lashkar front

December 10, 2008 15:20 IST

Three attempts to proscribe Jamaat-ud-Dawah, the frontal organisation of the Pakistan-based terror outfit Lashkar-e-Tayiba, in the UN Security Council were blocked by China, and now all eyes would be on what Beijing [Images] does on the fresh move to ban the outfit.

Ban Lashkar front JuD, freeze assets: India to UN

The sanctions committee of the Council had circulated a note to its members that the United States, backed by Britain and France [Images], had tried to add JuD chief Hafiz Mohammed Saeed to the list of individuals and organisations connected to terrorism last May, but was blocked by China, according to a note circulated in the UNSC on Wednesday.

A similar attempt directed against the organisation in April 2006 was also blocked by China, the note said.

Now India has put in a formal request for declaring JuD as a terrorist outfit for its involvement in the Mumbai terror attacks [Images]. New Delhi [Images] has also asked for freezing of assets of the organisation.

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