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Implementation of Section 51A of UAPA, 1967 Updates to UNSCs 1267/ 1989 ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List Deletion of two entries
February, 23rd 2021

RBI/2020-21/101
DOR.AML.BC.No.42/14.06.001/2020-21  

February 22, 2021

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 – Deletion of two entries

Please refer to Section 51 of our Master Direction on Know Your Customer dated February 25, 2016 as amended on December 18, 2020, 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 regard, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has now forwarded the following Press Release issued by the United Nations Security Council (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.

Note SC/14440 dated 19 February 2021 deleting two entries to list of individuals in UNSC’s 1267/ 1989 ISIL (Da'esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List viz. [QDi.138 Name: 1: SAID 2: BEN ABDELHAKIM 3: BEN OMAR 4: AL-CHERIF ] and [QDi.362 Name: 1: EMRAH 2: ERDOGAN 3: na 4: na]

The UNSC press release concerning amendments to the list is available at URL: https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/press-releases

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

www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list

https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1988/materials

4. The details of the sanctions measures and exemptions are available at the following URL: https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267#further_information

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:

https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/ombudsperson/application

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

Yours faithfully,

(Vivek Srivastava)
General Manager

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