Above: Syed Salahuddin(center), chief of Hizbul Mujahideen leads a protest rally against the planned visit of Indian Interior Minister Rajnath Singh in Islamabad in 2016. Photo: UNI
Union Home Secretary Rajiv Mehrishi today said that the US government’s decision to declare Pakistan based Hizbul Mujahideen chief Syed Salahuddin, a global terrorist will help in choking his movements and financing.
Speaking to reporters on the sidelines of a function, Mehrishi said, Salahuddin is a terrorist and he has now been declared so and this declaration by the US will help in impacting his movements and funding.
The US yesterday designated Salahuddin — a global terrorist, a move welcomed by India which said it underlines quite strongly that both the countries face threat of terrorism.
Foreign Secretary S Jaishankar said in Washington that the declaration was a strong signal coming out of the US administration that it is committed to ending terror in all its forms.
—India Legal Bureau