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Implementation of Section 51A of UAPA, 1967: Updates to UNSC’s 1267/ 1989 ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List: Addition of 1 entry (entity)


March 10, 2022

The Chairpersons/ CEOs of all the Regulated Entities

Madam/Dear Sir,

Implementation of Section 51A of UAPA, 1967: Updates to UNSC’s 1267/ 1989 ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List: Addition of 1 entry (entity)

Please refer to Section 51 of our Master Direction on Know Your Customer dated February 25, 2016 as amended on May 10, 2021, in terms of which “Regulated Entities (REs) shall ensure that in terms of Section 51A of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) (UAPA) Act, 1967, they do not have any account in the name of individuals/entities appearing in the lists of individuals and entities, suspected of having terrorist links, which are approved by and periodically circulated by the United Nations Security Council (UNSC).”

2. In this connection, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has informed about UNSC press release (SC/14822 dated 07 March 2022) regarding addition of 1 entry (entity) [QDe.168 Name: KHATIBA AL-TAWHID WAL-JIHAD (KTJ) A.k.a.: a) JANNAT OSHIKLARI b) Jama`at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad F.k.a.: JANNAT OSHIKLARI] to UNSC’s 1267/1989 ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List by the UNSC Committee established pursuant to Resolutions 1267 (1999), 1989 (2011) and 2253 (2015) concerning ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida, and associated individuals, groups, undertakings and entities regarding changes in the List of individuals and entities subject to the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo set out in paragraph 1 of UNSC resolution 2368 (2017), and adopted under Chapter VII of the Charter of the United Nations

The UNSC press release concerning amendments to the list is available at URL:

3. Updated lists of individuals and entities linked to ISIL (Da'esh), Al-Qaida and Taliban are available at:

4. The details of the sanction measures and exemptions are available at the following URL:

5. As per the instructions from the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), any request for delisting received by any Regulated Entity (RE) is to be forwarded electronically to Joint Secretary (CTCR), MHA for consideration. Individuals, groups, undertakings or entities seeking to be removed from the Security Council’s ISIL (Da'esh) and Al-Qaida Sanctions List can submit their request for delisting to an independent and impartial Ombudsperson who has been appointed by the United Nations Secretary-General. More details are available at the following URL:

6. In view of the above, REs are advised to take note of the aforementioned UNSC communication and ensure meticulous compliance

Yours faithfully,

(Sidharth Prakash)
Deputy General Manager