Indian-Americans to US: Designate Pak as terror sponsor stateNRI Top Stories

September 22, 2016 05:37
Indian-Americans to US: Designate Pak as terror sponsor state

Following the Uri terror attack that killed 18 soldiers, the Indian-American community has asked the United States government to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism and impose sanctions on it.

Jagdish Sewhani, the president of American India Public Affairs Committee, said that, "Enough is enough. It is time that Pakistan be designated as a state sponsor of terrorism."

"Leaders of Pakistan need to understand the price they might have to pay for their continuing support to terrorist activities in India," Sewhani said.

Samir Kalra, senior director and Human Rights Fellow at the Hindu American Foundation, said that, "The ability of groups such as Jaish-e-Mohammad to operate freely and with impunity in Pakistan are a direct indication of state sponsored terrorism by the country's intelligence services and military apparatus."

"Since 1989, a militant insurgency supported by Pakistan's Inter-Services Intelligence agency has left thousands of Hindus dead, and has driven out more than 350,000 people from the Kashmiri Pandit community from the Kashmir Valley," it alleged.

Indian National Overseas Congress, USA said in a statement, that, "It is time for the US to take a serious look at the foreign military assistance to Pakistan and how those resources are being diverted to cross-border terrorism and other nefarious activities."

"We join the civilized people everywhere in condemning this dastardly attack across the border from Pakistan and offer our condolences and prayers to families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives," said George Abraham, chairman, INOC, USA.

"We also call upon Pakistan to stop exporting terrorism and return the region to relative peace and tranquility," Abraham said.

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