WASHINGTON – An online White House petition seeking to designate India a terrorist state was created on September 26, The petition needing 1,00,000 signatures in 30 days to get a response from the White House has so far gained 4440 signatures.
“It is imperative to declare India a terrorist state as it is against the spirit of American people to deal with a nation who has tainted human right violation on its record, India is sponsoring terrorism in Pakistan, India Premier has admitted to this fact openly,” says the petition.
It further stated that Yadev has confessed engagement in various terrorism activities in Balochistan and also helping TTP, Al-Qaeda and ISIS.
Tensions between India and Pakistan have been boiling since the Indian government accused Pakistan-based militants of launching an assault on an army base in Kashmir earlier this month that killed 18 soldiers.
India said on Thursday it had carried out “surgical strikes” in Azad Kashmir, a claim that Pakistan condemned and denied.
On the same day, two Pakistani soldiers were martyred when Indian forces opened unprovoked firing in Bandala sector and Poonch’s Batal sector.
“This is a dangerous moment for the region,” Pakistan’s Ambassador Maleeha Lodhi told AFP after meeting with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at UN headquarters in New York.
Ban Friday offered to act as a mediator between New Delhi and Islamabad to defuse the tensions.
India and Pakistan have fought three wars since they gained independence from Britain seven decades ago, two of them over the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.