A petition launched on a government website, urging Britain to “strongly condemn” Pakistan for providing safe haven to terrorists, clocked more than 3,000 signatures on Saturday .
If the petition, launched by one Naman Paropkari in the backdrop of the Uri attack, receives 10,000 signatures, the British government will respond to it. At 100,000 signatures, it will considered for debate in Parliament.
The petition states: “Pakistan continues to double speak on issue of terrorism. It has aided & abetted enemies of the international coalition (of which Britain is a leading partner with the US) against terrorism.”
It added, “Osama Bin Laden's hideout was in Pakistan. Pakistan continues to harbour UN sanctioned terror networks.
“The Inter-Services Intelligence has often been accused of playing a role in major terrorist attacks across the world including the September 11, 2001 attacks in the United States, terrorism in Kashmir, Indian Parliament attack and Mumbai terror attacks.”
The petition further said it had been “noted by many that several militant & criminal groups are backed by senior officers in the Pakistani army & the country's ISI intelligence establishment”.
The map of signatories so far indicated it had been signed by people across Britain, but mostly from areas with concentrations of people of Indian-origin.