Exam Oriented Current Affairs for all Exams 23rd September 2016
Indian-Americans launch White House petition to declare Pak sponsor of terror.
It requires at least 1,00,000 signatures to qualify for a response from the Obama Administration. The Indian-American community in the US has launched a White House petition to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, days after a bill in this regard was tabled in the US Congress by two powerful lawmakers. “This petition is important to the people of United States of America, India and many other countries which are continuously affected by Pakistan sponsored terrorism,” the petition started on 22nd September 2016. The move comes after Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, along with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, introduced H R 6069, the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act in the House of Representatives.