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Pulwama kingpin and Hizbul chief among 18 based in Pakistan listed as ‘designated terrorist’

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India News: Schedule 4 was added to UAPA in August 2019 as part of Narendra Modi government’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to terror. Home minister Amit Shah, guided

NEW DELHI: The home ministry on Tuesday listed 18 terrorists based in Pakistan – including key 26/11 attack conspirators, Indian Mujahideen brass, Dawood Ibrahim aides wanted for 1993 Mumbai blasts, besides Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahudeen and Jaish e Mohammad No. 2 Abdul Rauf Asghar – as “designated terrorists” under Schedule 4 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.Among the key names added to Schedule 4 of UAPA are key conspirator behind 2001 Parliament attack and more recently the Pulwama terror attack Rauf Asghar; Hizbul Mujahideen chief and head of United Jihad Council Syed Salahuddin; Dawood aide Chhota Shakeel, wanted in 104 criminal cases; and founder of Indian Mujahideen Riyaz Bhatkal wanted for a series of bomb blasts across the country between 2008 and 2010.Schedule 4 was added to UAPA in August 2019 as part of Narendra Modi government’s ‘zero tolerance’ approach to terror. Home minister Amit Shah, guided by “iron-willed” leadership of PM Modi, has unequivocally reaffirmed the nation’s resolve to fight terrorism, the home ministry said on Tuesday.Key 26/11 accused and Lashker e Toiba operatives…

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