Supporting India to fight against terrorism, France freezes assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed founder Masood Azhar

NewsBharati    15-Mar-2019
Paris, March 15: Terrorism is that kind of virus which won't affect a single country or nation but it spreads breaking all the boundaries. Striving hard for the fight against terrorism, one of India's close ally, France has decided to freeze the assets of Jaish-e- Mohammad founder and leader Masood Azhar. This has somewhat put handcuffs in the hands of terrorism. 
France has decided to freeze the assets of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) founder and leader Masood Azhar, the French government said on Friday. A joint statement issued by the French interior ministry, finance ministry and foreign ministry added that France would discuss putting Masood Azhar on a European Union list of people suspected of being involved in terrorism.

The statement reads, “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.”

It also added that 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 the 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,” said the statement.


Pakistan is under pressure from global powers to act against groups carrying out attacks in India, including Jaish-e-Mohammed, which claimed responsibility for a Feb. 14 attack in Kashmir that killed at least 40 CRPF Jawans.

Also, As soon as Wing Commander Abhinandan touched India, the French government welcomed the release of the brave Air Force pilot and becomes the first foreign govt to do so.