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Modi boosted in election by UN listing of Pakistani terrorist

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Supporters of India's ruling Bharatiya Janata Party celebrate the U.N. Security Council's decision to blacklist Masood Azhar, head of Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Mohammed. REUTERS/Amit Dave   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi's reelection bid in the ongoing nationwide polls received a shot in the arm after the United Nations Security Council last week named Pakistan-based militant leader Masood Azhar -- dubbed locally as India's number one enemy -- a global terrorist.

Azhar, who is now subject to an asset freeze, travel ban and arms embargo, heads Jaish-e-Mohammed which claimed responsibility for a suicide attack in the Indian part of disputed Kashmir that killed 40 paramilitary police and brought nuclear-armed India and Pakistan to the brink of war.

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