Snubbing Pakistan : UK petition to designate it terror supporting state gathers momentum
Days after the US congress witnessed a bill seeking to designation Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism was accepted online with a massive support of more than five times of the required signs that it needed to get a response from the federal government, UK is following the suit now where a petition submitted in the government website asking the UK government to “strongly condemn” Pakistan for providing safe hatcheries for terrorists got nearly 15000 so far.
The petition has been launched by Naman Paropkari, an Indian name, in the wake of Uri military camp attack which has now crossed the minimum votes it required that is 10,000 votes, so the British government will respond to it. If the petition crosses 1000,000 signatures it will be considered for debate in Parliament.
The petition says: “Pakistan continues to double speak on issue of terrorism. It has aided & abetted enemies of the international coalition (of which Britain is a leading partner with the US) against terrorism.”
It added, “Osama Bin Laden’s hideout was in Pakistan. Pakistan continues to harbour UN sanctioned terror networks. “The Inter-Services Intelligence has often been accused of playing a role in major terrorist attacks across the world including the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, terrorism in Kashmir, Indian Parliament attack and Mumbai terror attacks.”
The petition further said it had been “noted by many that several militant & criminal groups are backed by senior officers in the Pakistani army & the country’s ISI intelligence establishment”.
The map of signatories so far indicated it had been signed by people across Britain, but mostly from areas with concentrations of people of Indian-origin.
India has avenged the Uri military base attack by a surgical attack carried out along the line of control in which it destroyed many terror launchpads and killed 38 terrorists who were getting ready to cross the border. India got support against its fight from all the major powers in the world, all who have criticized Pakistan for their dual stand towards terrorists.