Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Muhammed (JeM) Chief Maulana Masood Azhar if listed as a global terrorist by the UN Security Council, would face a global travel ban, arms embargo and assets freeze

New Delhi: In the last 10 years, this is the fourth time that the sanctions committee of the United Nations Security Council will consider designating Pakistan-based Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) chief Masood Azhar as a global terrorist. After the Pulwama attack, three permanent members of the UNSC - the United States, Britain, France have moved a fresh proposal to designate Azhar as a global terror, a listing that will subject him to a global travel ban, assets freeze and arms embargo.

However, China - one of the five veto-powered members of the Security Council, has been asserting that there is not enough evidence against Azhar to declare him as a global terrorist.

It is not clear what specific action would be taken against Azhar, but if he is listed as a global terrorist, it would effectively lead to a shutdown of his organisation and terror camps.

Assets freeze: An assets freeze under the Sanctions Committee a freeze of the funds of the individual with immediate effect. Also, other financial assets or economic resources would be frozen of the designated individuals and entities.

Travel ban: It includes that all members of the states are required to prevent the entry into or transit through their territories.

Arms Embargo: Wherein, all members of the states are required to prevent the direct or indirect supply, sale and transfer of arms from their territories.

The JeM, headed by the 50-year-old Azhar, was involved in several terror strikes in India. Also, his name was involved in the attack on Parliament, the Pathankot air force base, army camps in Jammu and Uri, and the latest suicide attack on a CRPF convoy in Pulwama which claimed the lives of 40 personnel.