Implementation of Section 51A of UAPA, 1967: Updates to UNSC’s 1267/ 1989 ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List: Removal of 2 entries

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DOR.AML.REC.91/14.06.001/2021-22
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: Removal of 2 entries


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).”

  1. In this connection, Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) has informed about UNSC press release regarding removal of 2 entries from UNSC’s 1267/1989 ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List
    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.
  2. Reference SC/14818 dated 03 March 2022 regarding removal of 2 entries [QDi.346 Name: 1: ‘ABD AL-MALIK 2: MUHAMMAD 3: YUSUF 4: ‘UTHMAN ‘ABDAL-SALAM Title:na Designation: na DOB:13 Jul. 1989 POB: na Good quality a.k.a.: ‘Abd al Malik Muhammad Yusif ‘Abd-al-Salam Low quality a.k.a.: a) ‘Umar al-Qatari b)’Umar al-Tayyar Nationality:
    Jordan Passport no: K475336, issued on 31 Aug. 2009, issued in Jordan (expired on 30Aug. 2014)National identification no: na QDi.402 Name:1: NAYIF 2: SALIH 3: SALIM 4: AL-QAYSI Title: na Designation: na DOB: 1983 POB: Al Baydah Governorate, Yemen Good
    quality a.k.a.: Naif Saleh Salem al Qaisi Low quality a.k.a.: Nayif al-Ghaysi Nationality: Yemen Passport no: Yemen 04796738 National identification no: na] in UNSC’s 1267/ 1989
    ISIL (Da’esh) & Al-Qaida Sanctions List.

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

  1. Updated lists of individuals and entities linked to ISIL (Da’esh), Al-Qaida and Taliban are available at: http://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267/aq_sanctions_list https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1988/materials
  2. The details of the sanction measures and exemptions are available at the following URL: https://www.un.org/securitycouncil/sanctions/1267#further_information
  3. 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
  4. 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 Ma