Pakistan Defends Designated Terrorist Syed Salahuddin

A day after U.S. Department of State-designated terrorist Syed Salahuddin as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist, Pakistan, in its usual way of defiance, raked up the Kashmir issue. A press release from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs called the designation of terrorist Salahuddin ‘unjustified’.

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As a consequence of designating Salahuddin as a global terrorist, the terrorist will not be able to engage in any transactions with any U.S. persons, and all of his property and interests in property subject to the United States jurisdiction are blocked.  The State Department, in a notification, said the terrorist has committed or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism.

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“Under Salahuddin’s tenure as senior HM leader, HM has claimed responsibility for several attacks, including the April 2014 explosives attack in Jammu and Kashmir, which injured 17 people,” it said. The notification added that Salahuddin “threatened to train more Kashmiri suicide bombers, and vowed to turn the Kashmir valley ‘into a graveyard for Indian forces’.”

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