In the wake of the devastating Uri Attack which took the lives of 17 of our javans, the nation was outraged and demanded a strong reaction. Such a reaction recently came from the United States Congress as it introduced a bold legislation which seeks to designate Pakistan as a terrorist state.
Two American Congressmen have just introduced legislation in the US Congress to designate Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism. The timing is important since it is just ahead of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UN General Assembly.
Several US Congressmen condemned the recent Uri attack and came out in support for India. One of the Congressmen who introduced the bill, also made the following statement.
“Pakistan’s reckless behavior in this regard is a serious security risk to its neighbors – and India unfortunately pays the price all too often. We condemn this tragic attack, as well as Pakistan’s support for many criminals like the ones who carried it out, and stand firm in our commitment to our friends in India”
This is the first time in many years that there are formal talks about designating Pakistan as a state sponsor of terrorism. The last time such talks were initiated was during the 1993 bomb blasts in Mumbai, believed to be masterminded by Dawood Ibrahim.
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News Source: Times Of India