A White House petition to declare Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism has got a massive support from netigens. Obama administrative on 21st September made a target of 100,000 signatures which now crossed over 100,000 signatories.
Indian-Americans launched the petition on last week. It has become the third popular White House petition on its website which has crossed almost 110,000 signatures. The Obama administration expected to respond to it within 60 days.
In the House of Representatives, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and Congressman Ted Poe presented the ‘Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act’.
The petition said that it “is important to the people of United States of America, India and many other countries which are continuously affected by Pakistan-sponsored terrorism.”
The first petition which was on the top list is to stop construction of “Dakota Access Pipeline” which received more than 210,000 signatures. Next petition is the “Kratom a schedule I substance” which has 137,000 signatures.
Mark Toner, the White House Deputy Spokesperson said that the process of designating state sponsor of terrorism is very specific “and determination that involves a legal process and assessment.”
He also added that the US’s focal point with Pakistan is to deal with terrorism on their soil. “They are fighting a serious and sustained campaign against violent extremism”.
Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, Ted Poe said that the time has come to stop Pakistan for its treason and would designate it “a state sponsor of terrorism”.
The deadline of White House website’s online petition is till 21st October. Within 60 days the website promised to do its act from the White house if 100,000 signatures will be gathered within 30 days. But, the target was already achieved.
The petition system on White House website is used mostly for serious local, national and international issues.
After the September 18th’s terror attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, Pakistan has been facing trouble in international level. In fact, if US declared it a terror state then the country would be entirely isolated.
What the petition said
“Guys, the white house has a petition process. If u create a petition and 1,00,000 people sign it within 30 days the President has to consider it and react to it. People have created a petition to declare Pakistan a terror state.
We can’t fight at our borders to protect our country but we can do this.
Not just people in the USA. Anybody anywhere can sign it.
You will receive an email to confirm, please do
Please sign it here: