US lists Hizbul’s Syed Salahuddin in ISIS category on ‘terrorist list’

Srinagar, Jun 27

A day after the US Department of State has designated Muhammad Yusuf Shah aka Syed Salahuddin, Pakistan-administered Kashmir-based chief of indigenous Kashmiri militant organisation Hizbul Mujahideen, as a “global terrorist”, its Bureau of Counterterrorism has erroneously listed him in ISIS category on the “terrorist list” published on its website.

The US has already designated Al-Badr Mujahideen, Harkt-ul-Jihad-e-Islami, Hizbul Mujahideen and Jamiat-ul-Mujahideen, the militant outfits of Jammu and Kashmir, “as terrorist groups”.

In the list titled “Individuals and Entities Designated by the State Department under E.O. 13224”, Salahuddin is the latest entry with ISIS put in parentheses next to his name (see picture).

Ironically, Salahuddin had earlier issued statements saying that ISIS has no role “in the ongoing Kashmiri struggle”.

Pakistan, however, has termed the US sanction as “unjustified” and said that they “will continue to back Kashmir struggle”.

The US sanction came during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the US.

The US says its “Department of Treasury and State Department has the authority to designate individuals and entities under Executive Order 13224”.

 

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