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LeT receives adequate funding despite sanctions: India tells UN

LeT receives adequate funding despite sanctions: India tells UN
India expressed concern that financing to terror groups is supplemented by illegal resources generated through drug trafficking, piracy, kidnapping for ransom and extortion even though the terror organisations are placed on the Council’s sanctions list and are subject to travel bans, freezing of assets and an arms embargo.

Listing of a terror group should cut off the “lifeline that sustains terrorism. This, unfortunately, does not always happen,” India’s Acting Permanent Representative to the UN Bhagwant Bishnoi said on Friday in an open debate in the Council on terrorism and cross-border crime. He said the LeT was able to orchestrate an attack on the Indian Consulate in Heart, Afghanistan in May this year despite being a listed organization.

“Lashker-e-Taiba obviously does not live on love and fresh air. They have more than adequate funding. Regrettably, there seems to be little that the Council’s Sanction Committees can do about such violations of the sanction regime.?This is area which would benefit from consideration by the Council,” he said.
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