French envoy to India tweets country’s action against JeM Masood Azhar

France sanctions Masood Azhar at the national level.

Alexandre Ziegler, French Ambassador to India, tweeted the strict action taken by his country against the menace of terrorism.

He also made it clear that France stands by India when it comes to dealing with such menaces.

A deadly attack took place in Pulwama on 14th February 2019, claiming over 40 victims from the Indian police forces. The Jaish-e-Mohammed, which the United Nations has deemed to be a terrorist organization since 2001, has claimed responsibility for this attack

France has always been and always will be by India’s side in the fight against terrorism.

France has decided to sanction Masood Azhar at the national level by freezing his assets in application of the Monetary and Financial Code

A joint decree of the Ministries of the Interior, and Economy and Finance was published today in the Official Gazette.

We will raise this issue with our European partners with a view to including Masood Azhar on the European Union list of persons, groups and
entities involved in terrorist acts, based on this decree

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