US: Lawmaker Tulsi Gabbard slams Pakistan for supporting terror outfits

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US House of Representatives, said Pakistan has "continued to allow terrorist organisations to operate within their borders, moving across borders and unchecked, allowing access into India".

By: PTI | Washington | Updated: October 7, 2016 11:55 am
uri terror attack, uri attack, surgical strikes, surgical strikes india, LoC india pakistan, tulsi gabbard, us lawmaker, india news, world news She said the recent terrorist attack in Uri which killed 19 Indian soldiers is deeply troubling. (File)

Tulsi Gabbard slams Pakistan for supporting terror outfits From Lalit K Jha An influential American lawmaker slammed Pakistan for continuing to provide “tacit and overt” support for terrorism and allowing terror outfits access into India as she pledged to work with other Congressional colleagues to cut back assistance to the country.

Tulsi Gabbard, the first Hindu lawmaker in the US House of Representatives, said Pakistan has “continued to allow terrorist organisations to operate within their borders, moving across borders and unchecked, allowing access into India”.

She said the recent terrorist attack in Uri which killed 19 Indian soldiers is deeply troubling.

“People within the Pakistani government continue to provide tacit and overt support for terrorism. This is not new – this pattern of attacks has been occurring now for the past 15 years, and it must end.

“That’s why I’ve continued working in Congress to cut back US assistance for Pakistan and increase pressure on Pakistan to stop this violence. In the past, the US government took steps to increase pressure on Pakistan, and it’s time to revisit that approach,” Gabbard, a two-term Congresswoman from Hawaii, said in a statement.

She said the Pakistan government must fully cooperate in the investigation of these attacks, take clear, verifiable actions to put an immediate stop to these cross border attacks, and prosecute all those responsible.

“We stand in solidarity with India in the face of these attacks and will continue to work together in this fight against terrorism,” she said.

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    Akhil
    Oct 7, 2016 at 4:52 am
    Why the tag Hindu law maker ...can't she be a Indian origin lawmaker....lt;br/gt;The first among Hindus, may be,but the relevance of that to what she spoke is minimal. Then why that tag?
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      Sam
      Oct 9, 2016 at 2:27 am
      I think the tag is excellent especially when Indian lawmakers like Bobby Jindal and Ami Bera changed their religion to Christianity for votes. She one her last election with about 80% vote. And she has also publicly said that more Indians, more Hindus should contest elections as Hindus and should not be scared to do so.
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        Soumya Ranjan
        Oct 7, 2016 at 12:22 pm
        She is not Indian. She is American Samoan from Honolulu.
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          Gaurav Gupta
          Oct 7, 2016 at 5:11 am
          Mindset of writer is know from from the tag Hindu Law maker. Shame on you.
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            Priyank
            Oct 7, 2016 at 4:50 am
            Even Indian American politicians are supporting India against papistan while anti-national Indian pigs like scamgress and kujliwal are questioning the armed forces for political gains. This is the world we live in.
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              R. Singh
              Oct 8, 2016 at 11:14 pm
              Even better. She follows our Dharam- The Righteous Path. of Philosophy
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                Tony
                Oct 7, 2016 at 3:17 pm
                So? Why does that matter?
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                  George thakur
                  Oct 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm
                  Tulsi is not the first one. She will not be the last either. Iron is already red-hot. Time for collective world action is now ripe -- if not for India, for the sake of sanity on the planet.
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