India's finance minister, Arun Jaitley, on Thursday said that New Delhi would formally submit a request before the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) when the Paris-based body meets in mid-May. Azhar's group, Jaish-e-Muhammad ( JeM ), claimed responsibility for a February suicide bombing that killed at least 40 Indian paramilitary police in the Indian-administered Kashmir . Pakistan's ally, China , had repeatedly opposed the efforts of the UN by Western powers to directly sanction Azhar, even though the JeM had already been blacklisted by the UN Security Council in 2001. Designation under the 1267 committee requires state to take action against terrorist groups on its soil," Ajai Shukla, an Indian security analyst, told Al Jazeera. "The world can't anymore ignore the voice of 1.3 billion Indians," Modi said at an election rally on Wednesday, calling the UN decision a great diplomatic victory for the country. Modi's re-election bid has received a big fillip in the wake of the UN blacklisting of Azhar, with Indians praising the government's diplomatic efforts at the UN. "UN placing Masood Azhar on its global terror list, after China removed objections is a big diplomatic win for India," Angana Guha Roy, a researcher based in Delhi, told Al Jazeera. But Zahid Hussain, an Islamabad-based security analyst, said: "There is a strong international pressure on Pakistan to take tougher action against the militant organisations involved in cross border terrorist activities." "After the UN sanction, Pakistan is required to take more effective action against Masood Azhar including restricting his movement and clampdown on the activities of JeM," Zahid told Al Jazeera. "Our borders are tense, our highways have been occupied, our children are dying every day and our political space has been squeezed, so it doesn't have any impact on Kashmir," Naeem Akhtar, the Peoples Democratic Party leader, told Al Jazeera.
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