Braving chilly winter, agitated Indian Americans gathered in front of the UN headquarters in mid-town Manhattan on Friday afternoon to demand the world body declare Pakistan a terrorist state.
Raising anti-Pakistan slogans and displaying banners and placards denouncing the Mumbai terror outrage, Indian Americans alleged that almost all the major terrorists attacks of the world in recent years have their bases in Pakistan. As such it was high time the United Nations, the powerful Security Council in particular, take measure to declare it as a terrorist state.
The peaceful demonstration, which lasted for about two hours, was organized by Overseas Friends if BJP (OFBJP). "Pakistan should immediately be declared as a terrorist State," said Rajesh Shukla of the OFBJP.
In a memorandum submitted to the Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, the OFBJP urged him to take necessary action to ensure that terrorists from Pakistan do not strike again. "We urge the Security Council to immediately pass a resolution in this regard," the memorandum said.
Meanwhile, the NRIs for Secular and Harmonious India Friday welcomed the decision of Security Council to slap ban on Jamaat-ud-Dawa.
"Banning Jamat-ud-Dawa is a good beginning," the organization said. "Pakistan must destroy all the masterminds of these acts of historic infamy which took place on Indian soil on 26/11," it demanded.