India urges international action against JuD chief

New Delhi, Feb 20: The Ministry of External Affairs on Monday called for an internationally mandated action against Pakistan-based Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed.

"Effective action mandated internationally against him and his terrorist organisation is a logical first step in bringing justice, and in ridding our region (South Asia) of the twin menaces of terrorism and violent extremism," said ministry spokesperson Vikas Swarup here.

Over two weeks after placing Saeed under house arrest, Pakistan on Saturday included the name of the 2008 Mumbai attacks mastermind in the Fourth Schedule of the Anti-Terrorism Act (ATA).

The JuD chief's name has also been put on the exit control list which bars him from leaving the country.

Saeed and four other men were placed under house arrest on January 30 in Lahore.

The JuD chief is under UN sanctions and carries a bounty of $10 million on his head.