The number has started gaining traction with numbers rising almost by the second.
The petition noted that “Pakistan continues to double speak on issue of terrorism. It has aided and abetted enemies of the international coalition, of which Britain is a leading partner with the US, against terrorism. It cites former al-Qaida chief Osama Bin Laden’s hideout in the country as an example.
Regional cooperation and terror don’t go together. India pulls out of SAARC Summit in Islamabad pic.twitter.com/jabKoaBegJ — Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Regional cooperation and terror don’t go together. India pulls out of SAARC Summit in Islamabad pic.twitter.com/jabKoaBegJ
— Vikas Swarup (@MEAIndia) September 27, 2016
Senior officers in the Pakistan Army and its intelligence agency – the Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) – are said to be in cahoots with several “militant and criminal groups,” the petition says.
Daniel Byman, professor at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service in the Security Studies Programme and Department of Government, says “Pakistan is probably today’s most active sponsor of terrorism.”
On September 21, an Indian-American petition has also been floated asking the Obama Administration to declare Pakistan a ‘State Sponsor of Terrorism.’ The White House has 60 days to respond to a petition once it gets 100,000 signatures in 30 days.
In addition, a change.org petition has been floated addressed to PM Modi, Speaker of Lok Sabha and Chairman of Rajya Sabha that says that a joint session of Parliament should be convened on the first day of the Winter Session to ratify the Resolution and Bill moved by Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.