MEA hails designation of Hizbul Mujahideen as foreign terrorist, says reflects joint commitment of India-US

New Delhi: Hailing United States’ move to designate Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist, the Ministry of External Affairs on Tuesday dubbed the move as “joint commitment of India and USA”.

“I welcome this step by the United States Department of State to designate Hizbul Mujahideen as a foreign terrorist that has been responsible for carrying out heinous act of terrorism and taking innocent lives in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. It reflects the joint commitment of India and USA to firmly deal with terrorism in all its form and manifestation,” MEA Raveesh Kumar said on Hizbul declared foreign terror group.

‘And just to add, I think it’s an obligation for everyone to end moral diplomatic and material support to such internationally designated terrorist entities and individuals. No calls or reasons can justify continued profession of support, shelter to such entities and individuals in any manner,” Raveesh said while addressing a press conference today.