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Masood Azhar’s speech hailing Pulwama attack, details of Balakot JeM meetings part of dossier given to UNSC

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India has submitted proof to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) that links Masood Azhar to terror outfit Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM).

In the dossier handed over to the UNSC, audio tapes have been submitted of Masood Azhar speaking as the Jaish chief.

The dossier also includes disclosures made by a Pakistani member of Jaish-e-Mohammed to US agencies, as well as Masood Azhar’s speech hailing the suicide bomber Adil Dar who killed 40 CRPF troops in Pulwama.

Articles from JeM journal Al Qalam are also among the evidence listed against the terror group and its chief.

Further proof that cements claims of Masood Azhar’s link to JeM includes one of the write ups in Al Qalam journal which contain details of Masood Azhar’s brother Abdul Rauf and his brother-in-law Yusuf Azhar attending meetings at JeM’s Balakot camp. The mentioned camp is the same that was hit in the airstrike conducted by the Indian Air forces on February 26.

Audio and video clips of other lectures given by Masood Azhar to indoctrinate young recruits at Balakot are also part of the dossier given to the UNSC.

The dossier also details how the suicide attack in Pulwama was planned by the JeM in Pakistan.

Earlier evidence which was handed over to both Pakistan and the UNSC included a video of suicide bomber Adil Dar in which he is seen talking about the Pulwama attack that killed 40 Indian troops on February 14.

“The video shows Dar, as a JeM recruit, talking about the attack which is clear evidence of JeM’s direct involvement,” said an official privy to the details.

Further, phone conversation transcripts and intercepts of JeM terrorist Kamran, killed in an encounter in Pulwama days after the suicide attack, is also part of the dossier, sources said.

Kamran was a Pakistani who was part of the planning of the Pulwama attack and was in touch with JeM handlers.

Details of Sajjad Bhat, a JeM recruit and the owner of the car that was used in the Pulwama attack are also mentioned in the dossier.

It also includes a poster of Sajjad, which was released by JeM saying that he has joined the same fidayeen unit of the group that carried out the Pulwama attack, as evidence of JeM’s direct involvement.

Details of how JeM planned the attack and their terror training centres are also mentioned in the dossier as evidence.

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