Hafiz Saeed and two others were declared terrorists under new law, US extols India

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Hafiz Saeed was the brains behind the 2008 Mumbai terror attacks, Masood Azhar was responsible for the recent Pulwama attack as well as the 2001 attack on Parliament.

Delhi: The United States on Thursday said that it “commends” India after Jaish-e-Mohammed chief Masood Azhar, Lashkar-e-Taiba founder Hafiz Saeed and two others were declared terrorists on Wednesday under a new anti-terror law. Alice Wells, the Acting Assistant Secretary of US department tweeted, “We stand w/ #India & commend it for utilising new legal authorities to designate 4 notorious terrorists: Maulana Masood Azhar, Hafiz Saeed, Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi & Dawood Ibrahim. This new law expands possibilities for joint #USIndia efforts to combat scourge of terrorism.” The Indian government made the announcement nearly a month after Parliament approved an amendment to The Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Amendment or UAPA Act, 1967.