September 2001 News

India for freezing accounts of J&K terrorist outfits

25 September 2001
The Hindu
Our Special Correspondent

NEW DELHI: India has welcomed the US decision to freeze the assets of various terrorist organisations, but wants the list to be expanded to include similar groups operating in Jammu and Kashmir . India believes that several organisations such as the Lashkar-e- Toiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad have been actively abetting terrorism in Jammu and Kashmir. The Foreign Office today hoped that U.S. would include such organisations in the list as it spreads its net wider to deal with ''organisations that are known to indulge in terrorist activity and have used financial networks to support terrorism''. ''We would like the list to be expanded to include the organisations that have been mentioned,'' said a Foreign Office spokesperson in response to a question. She was confident that India''s concerns would be addressed by the U.S. in due course.

 

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