In a bright gesture of support, France approves sanctions on JeM founder Masood Azhar. It also freezed his assets in on it’s soil. Few days ago, they pledged to designate Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist at the United Nations. JeM claimed the responsibility of Pulwama attack.
“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,” said a press statement from the Government of France that was also placed on social media by the French Ambassador to India.
Apart from creating hurdles for financial transactions, the sanction from France will also help in stopping travel by Azhar and his known followers.
Such a nice gesture by France. It would definitely put pressure on Pakistan to act against the terror groups based in its territory. Since Pulwama attack, India has sought tough actions on terrorist groups and individuals like Azhar. This move would also induce support from nations which are not openly supporting India through actions.