White House petition seeking to declare Pak ‘terror sponsor’ is most popular so far

This is believed to be the most popular White House petition so far as the highest number of signatures received by any White House petition so far had not crossed 350,000.

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 5, 2016 2:52 pm
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More than 50,000 new signatures have been added to the final count of the White House petition seeking to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, making it the most popular US petition so far.

The petition, “We the people ask the administration to declare Pakistan, State Sponsor of Terrorism (HR 6069)”, was archived by the White House on Monday with 613,830 signatures.

By Tuesday afternoon, the number of signatures on the petition had increased to 665,769, a jump of 51,939 signs.

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This is believed to be the most popular White House petition so far as the highest number of signatures received by any White House petition so far had not crossed 350,000.

There has been no explanation from the White House so far.

However, it is possible that these signatures, which were signed before the petition was closed by the White House, were added to the final tally after being duly verified.

In that case, the chances of a fraud being committed appears unlikely.

Another possibility could be that the petition was flooded with signatures. And since the petition had already reached the mandatory threshold of 100,000 to earn a response from the Obama administration, a decision could have been taken to archive it stop accepting any new signature.

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The White House is expected to have an official response to the petition within stipulated 60 days.

Meanwhile, the White House is still looking for signatures that did not meet the criteria for the petition which was created on September 21 by someone who identified himself with initials R G, after Congressman Ted Poe and Dana Rohrabacher introduced a bill in the US House of Representative, seeking to designate Pakistan as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.

It met the threshold of 100,000 signatures in less than a week. With various groups both inside and outside the US actively campaigning on the social media for people to support the petition, the signature count increased at a fast pace, sometimes more than 100,000 signatures in less than 24 hours.

In the process, it became the first-ever petition to cross half a million mark. A day after it was closed for signature, the final count as of now stands at 665,769 signatures.

While there is no official ranking of popular petitions, the one seeking “charges against the 47 US Senators in violation of the Logan Act in attempting to undermine a nuclear agreement” in April 2015 appears to be the second most popular petition with 320,000 signatures.

According to a website – WHpetitions.info – that keeps track of unanswered petitions, so far 323 White House petitions have met their signature thresholds.

The White House has responded to 318 of them (98 per cent) with an average response time of 117 days. Average waiting time so far for five unanswered petitions is 36 days. This does not include the latest petition.

Baloch-Americans have also launched their own petition on “Free Balochistan from Pakistan’s illegal occupation”.

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    Ikok
    Oct 5, 2016 at 1:17 pm
    A new peion by the Sikhs is also gaining momentum just go and check lt;br/gt;
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      Ikok
      Oct 5, 2016 at 1:13 pm
      Your peion against stan has been dropped off by white house declaring forged signatures.
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        MUHAMMAD ADIL
        Oct 5, 2016 at 9:58 am
        look whois speaking.lt;br/gt;dont forget the hiroshima bombing
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          Anup Sharma
          Oct 5, 2016 at 9:14 am
          5 tukde honge.. ab khush
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            Smriti Bhatt
            Oct 5, 2016 at 9:51 am
            lol its rejected by white house why you are telling truth to us
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              DD
              Oct 5, 2016 at 9:16 am
              allah ka kaher tum staani kaa firo par padega.. tume allah ka naam aur islam ko badnaam kiya hai.. tumhaare 4 tukde honge.. aameen.. summ aameen
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                DD
                Oct 5, 2016 at 4:39 am
                stan will be divided into 4 pieces.lt;br/gt;insha allah.lt;br/gt;allah ki yahi marzi hai hai..lt;br/gt;..lt;br/gt;Ameen..
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                  Usman J
                  Oct 5, 2016 at 6:42 am
                  You Indians are sooo full of yourselves seriously.. Get off this stupid news source and get some news and perspective from international media also.
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                    Usman J
                    Oct 5, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                    Let me rephrase what I said so you can get it right in your heads.. So 53% of you freaks dont even know how to use the loo or do the poo. The rest 47% are all Muslims I bet. You freaks smell worse than pigs
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                      Usman J
                      Oct 5, 2016 at 3:43 pm
                      So yes, its you freaks Im talking about. I don't need to give ANY explanation to you about how Islam is the fastest growing religion, and how many of you converted to Islam. Just keep looking stupid to the w world audience while you catch pigeons, balloons, donkeys and whatnot LOL
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                        Usman J
                        Oct 5, 2016 at 3:44 pm
                        So yes, its you freaks Im talking about. I don't need to give ANY explanation to you about how Islam is the fastest growing religion, and how many of you converted to Islam. Just keep looking stupid to the w world audience while you catch pigeons, balloons, donkeys and whatnot LOL
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                          Usman J
                          Oct 5, 2016 at 8:33 am
                          You stupid Hindu freaks are fools to not just stan but the w world, and that is why I suggested you read INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE of your haram khorian
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                            Akashdeep Bohra
                            Oct 5, 2016 at 1:03 pm
                            Within 30 days peion would have definitely crossed 15 lak mark and that might be the reason why US closed it down.US just trying to save the face as stan is their old pet they don't want disappoint..
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                              Sankaran Krishnan
                              Oct 5, 2016 at 7:51 am
                              The White House Peion speaks for itself and there is no need for any authentication because it was not done at the instance of India and hope the day is not far off to declare the Terror Nation stan as "Terror Sponsor" Nation and proud of their achievement and helplessly watched by the selfish China the only supporter of the Terror Nation stan for the sake of Economic Corridor which travel through Illegal occupied Kashmir by the stanis !!!
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                                Mahesh Achuthan
                                Oct 5, 2016 at 10:57 am
                                Remind and tutor your illiterate stinging pigs about Hiroshima, THAT IS THE PRICE THEY ARE GOING TO PAY FOR DEMONIC AND COWARDLY ACTS.
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                                  Mail Me
                                  Oct 5, 2016 at 12:38 pm
                                  Who told you White House rejected it, Mor0n? This is slap on your face.
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                                    Manzoor
                                    Oct 5, 2016 at 8:00 am
                                    दिल को बहलाने के लिए गालिब खयाल अच्छा है...
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                                      Priyank
                                      Oct 5, 2016 at 8:20 am
                                      Doesn't matter how por it is or how many people peion for it. The US is never going declare papistan a terrorist state because it is doing exactly what papistan does in Syria that is support and fund terrorists to overthrow a legitimate ad gov
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                                        Nouman SAGHIR
                                        Oct 5, 2016 at 8:59 am
                                        tum indian muslims nay apni koi hasiyat nae chori tum jaisay loog hamesha gulam hi rehtay hain jasay abhi hinduoon kay gulam ho bad mein kisi aurr ka rahoo gey allah ki kya marzi hai yeh sirf allah ko hi pata hai tumein nahi.
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                                          syed adeel
                                          Oct 5, 2016 at 4:29 am
                                          kindly tell complete truth to your people. This peion was removed by white house when they detected the Bots and fake email in voting.
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                                            Vijay Shah
                                            Oct 5, 2016 at 9:26 am
                                            stan is A. TERRIRIST COUNTRY DECLARED ALL WORLD
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