While most of the countries have been supporting Indian in listing JeM chief Azhar Masood as a ‘global terrorist’, China has once again stepped back saying it needs more time to take a call. This was the fourth time since 2010 that China has blocked India’s bid to get Azhar listed as a ‘global terrorist’.

What does being listed as a ‘global terrorist’ mean?

The Sanctions Committee of the UN Nations Security Council was established under Resolution 1267 in 1999, which imposed limited sanctions on the Taliban. Over time, the sanctions regime has evolved to include a lot of measures against designated individuals and entities.

Below are the three main results of sanctions imposed by the committee:

Asset freeze

All member states of the United National are required to freeze without delay the funds and other financial assets or economic resources of designated individuals and entities.

Travel ban

All member states are required to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories by designated individuals.

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