India on Wednesday issued an order to put into effect the listing of Abdul Rehman Makki as an UN-listed terrorist. The Ministry of External Affairs, in its order, stated that the associated individuals regarding ISIL (Da’esh), Al Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings, and entities enacted amendments on its ISIL (Da’esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List of individuals and entities subject to the asset freeze, travel ban, and arms embargo outlined in paragraph 1 of Security Council resolution 2610(2021), adopted under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.
The Ministry of External Affairs in its order, said, “The Central Government considers it necessary and expedient to revise the Schedule to the order issued under the United Nations (Security Council) Act, 1947 (43 of 1947) to give effect to the said amendments; Now, therefore, in the exercise of the powers conferred by section 2 of the United Nations (Security Council) Act, 1947 (43 of 1947), the Central Government hereby makes the following Order further to amend the Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolutions) Order, 2007.”
Pakistan-based terrorist Abdul Rehman Makki, who was listed as a global terrorist under its ISIL (Daesh) and AlQaida Sanctions Committee by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC), was more than just the brother-in-law of 26/11 attacks mastermind and Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) chief Hafiz Saeed. The second-in-command, as well as the head of political affairs of the terror outfit LeT and Jamaat-ud-Dawah (JuD), Abdul Rehman Makki, was already listed by India and US as a terrorist under their domestic laws.
The Prevention and Suppression of Terrorism (Implementation of Security Council Resolutions) Amendment Order, 2023, may be referred to as such. It will take effect the day after it is published in the Official Gazette, according to the order. Notably, India’s relentless efforts to list Pakistan-based terrorists paid off as Makki was finally listed as a ‘global terrorist’.
India had made listings of Pakistan-based terrorists a top priority of its United Nations tenure during 2021- 22, according to the sources. A total of five names were submitted by India for designation under 1267 in 2022: Abdul Rehman Makki (LeT), Abdul Rauf Asghar (Jaish-eMohammed, JeM), Sajid Mir (LeT), Shahid Mahmood (LeT), and Talha Saeed (LeT).