Taking a tough stand against terrorism in the wake of the Mumbai attacks, India Tuesday urged the UN Security Council to declare Jamaat-ud-Dawa (JuD), a front of the Pakistan-based Lashker-e-Taiba (LeT), as a terrorist outfit.
Ahamed was addressing the 15-member Security Council, which held a debate on Threats to international peace and security cause by terrorists.
During the course of a debate at the Security Council on terrorism, Indian Minister of State for External Affairs E. Ahamed also asserted that Pakistan, from where the terrorist attack originated and was planned, should take immediate steps to stop these operations. The JuD and LeT and other such organisations need to be proscribed internationally and effective sanctions imposed against them,
Jamaat-ud-Dawa is the public name of LeT, which was banned in 2002. India and the US have said that the LeT and its leaders were involved in the Mumbai terrorist attacks.