REALITY CHECK of WhatsApp message: How common man can sign petition to declare Pakistan a terror state
After Uri attack, a number of WhatsApp users are getting a message about 'petition to declare Pakistan terror state'.
New Delhi: After Uri attack, a number of WhatsApp users are getting a message about 'petition to declare Pakistan terror state'.
The message has gone massively viral as it talks about signing a petition about how Pakistan can be declared terror state.
But, is it a hoax or genuine message? Here is the truth -
This MESSAGE going viral on WhatsApp:-
"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:
TRUTH about WhatsApp message - Yes, you sign the petition to declare Pakistan a terror state
Here's the link to the page where a common man can sign petition - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-people-ask-administration-declare-pakistan-state-sponsor-terrorism-hr6069
Details about the petition - http://poe.house.gov/2016/9/chairman-poe-introduces-the-pakistan-state-sponsor-of-terrorism-designation-act
To know how this petition works - https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/about#step-by-step
Congressman Ted Poe introduced Act to designate Pakistan a State Sponsor of terrorism
A bipartisan group of two powerful American lawmakers had introduced an act in the US House of Representatives to designate Pakistan a State Sponsor of terrorism.
"It is time we stopped paying Pakistan for its betrayal and designate it for what it is: a state sponsor of terrorism," said Congressman Ted Poe, who is Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism.
"Not only is Pakistan an untrustworthy ally, Islamabad has also aided and abetted enemies of the US for years," Poe said.
"From harboring Osama bin Laden to its cozy relationship with the Haqqani network, there is more than enough evidence to determine whose side Pakistan is on in the War on Terror. And it's not America's," he alleged.
In a separate statement, Congressman Pete Olson supported every effort to bring to justice the perpetrators of the Uri terrorist attack.
"I strongly condemn this terrorist attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that resulted in the death of 18 Indian soldiers. India is a strong partner and ally in peace," he said.
18 Indian soldiers were martyred in Uri terror attack.