White House archives petition seeking to declare Pakistan ‘terror sponsor’

"This petition has been archived because it did not meet the signature requirements. It can no longer be signed," the White House explained.

By: PTI | Washington | Published:October 4, 2016 12:51 pm
white house, Pakistan, terrorism, terror, White house terror sponsor, White house petition, Wh, US, United states, US on Pakistan, US pakistan, Obama administration, barack Obama, World news No further explanation has been given by the White House on closing the petition for signature. (File photo)

The White House on Monday stopped accepting signatures for a petition that sought to designate Pakistan a state sponsor of terrorism, saying it has been archived as it did not meet the “signature requirements”.

The announcement by the White House comes days after the petition gained a record half a million signatures, five times the number needed to get a response from the Obama Administration.

“Closed petition”, said the petition page.

“This petition has been archived because it did not meet the signature requirements. It can no longer be signed,” the White House explained.

No further explanation has been given by the White House on closing the petition for signature.

Normally it is open for a month for the people to sign.

However, it looks like that some of the signatures might not have had met the terms of participation for these petitions.

As a result, it is very well possible that some of these signatures could be removed if there is evidence of fraud.

But the White House is expected to have an official response to the petition within the 60 days deadline.

The petition was created on September 21 by a person who identified himself by initials RG and the petition needed 1,00,000 signatures in 30 days to get a response from the White House.

The benchmark was reached in less than a week, and in less than two weeks, the petition crossed half a million signatures.

The petition 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.

Meanwhile, another petition claiming that India is “involved in spreading terrorism in it’s adjoining countries” has been submitted on the White House website.

Pakistani-Americans are now campaigning for a signature campaign to support the anti-India petition on the White House website.

“India is involved in spreading terrorism and in bloody proxy wars against it’s adjoining countries particularly Islamic Republic of Pakistan,” the petition alleged.

The petition which was created on September by an individual who identified himself with initials SS has been received nearly 64,000 signatures. It needs another 36,000 signatures top become eligible to get a response from the Obama Administration.

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    Common sense
    Oct 4, 2016 at 6:50 pm
    Is this the ISOLATION you were talking about?
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      anand
      Oct 4, 2016 at 9:54 am
      US was , is and will be an unreliable partner
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        Anil Bijjargi
        Oct 5, 2016 at 12:59 pm
        stan is a Terrorist state
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          axeman
          Oct 5, 2016 at 4:50 am
          Can we have a Peion to export Kejriwal,Barkha,Rajdeep,Sagorika to stan ?
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            Reader
            Oct 4, 2016 at 2:52 pm
            So, what else is new? This was expected from White-House..
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              Reader
              Oct 4, 2016 at 3:33 pm
              Well, . terrorists know how to sabotage a legitimate White-House peion.
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                nit
                Oct 4, 2016 at 3:49 pm
                There is another peion in UN against stan which is going strongly .Given below is the link so please sign that peion and help in declaring stan a terrorists state.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;
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                  nit
                  Oct 4, 2016 at 3:52 pm
                  There is another peion in UN against stan which is going strongly .Please google for un peion against stan and sign it my previous post I posted that link but it has been removed by the newspaper automatically so please google and help in declaring paskistan a terrorist state.Anyone can sign that peion.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;From an Indian who wants to save innocent lives all over the world including my lovely country India.
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                    ravi
                    Oct 4, 2016 at 10:40 pm
                    US is daddy of terrorism, so Indians should not expect US to act against any terrorist nation or terrorist. They act only when they are hurt. Acting against terrorist will destroy US economy which is based on arms sell.
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                      George thakur
                      Oct 4, 2016 at 9:19 pm
                      It has taken the USA seven decades to "seeking to declare" stan rogue state. It may take them fourteen to factually enforce it. In the meantime, stan is laughing all the way to doodling Uncle Sam!
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                        George thakur
                        Oct 4, 2016 at 9:20 pm
                        Yes. But perhaps in fourteen decadess!
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