Indian Americans condemn Pakistan sponsored terrorist attack in INDIA

Uri: Soldiers guard outside the army base which was attacked suspected militants in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir on Monday. PTI Photo (PTI9_19_2016_000223B)

The recent terrorist attacks in URI in India, reportedly by Pakistan sponsored terrorists has evoked world wide condemnation. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed hope that the perpetrators of the Uri attack will be brought to justice and all stakeholders in the region will meet their responsibilities to maintain peace and stability.

The U.S. expressed strong condemnation of the terror attack. “The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir. We extend our condolences to the victims and their families. The United States is committed to our strong partnership with the Indian government to combat terrorism,” U.S. State Department spokesman John Kirby said.

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said the United Kingdom “stands shoulder to shoulder with India in defeating terrorism and in bringing the perpetrators to justice.” The Russian Foreign Ministry in a statement condemned the Uri attack and said it is “concerned about the fact that, according to New Delhi, the army base was attacked from Pakistani territory.” It called for the “criminal act” to be investigated properly and that “its organizers and perpetrators be held accountable.”

“We strongly condemn the terrorist attack against an army base in Jammu and Kashmir’s Uri in the early hours of September 18, which killed 17 and injured 30 service personnel. We offer our condolences to the families of the victims and wish a rapid recovery to all those injured,” the Russian statement said. While condemning the terror act, China said it was concerned over the “rising temperatures” in its aftermath. Beijing also asked India and Pakistan to resolve their differences through dialogue.

Indian American community and Overseas Friends of BJP severely condemned the latest dastardly and cowardly act of Pakistan sponsored terrorist attack on an Indian Army Brigade headquarters at the town of Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on Sep 18. It is reported that the attack was carried out by a banned terrorist organization, Jaish-e-Mohammad, (JEM) with the active support of Pakistani army and ISI.

In a statement, it stated that “It is confirmed that three suicide jihad squads were pushed by Pakistani army from Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir three days ago. One of the squads attacked Uri, another one engaged with Indian security forces, and the third one targeted Srinagar highway. Pakistan has plotted this sinister act just ahead of Nawaz Sharif’s speech at the UN General Assembly as part of its proxy war against India and terrorism its State policy to create turmoil in the state of J & K.

Pakistan has been pursuing for almost 30 years the state sponsored terrorism as its strategic policy to further its sinister designs across its borders. In the process, Pakistan became a cradle and epicenter of global terrorism. At present it is totally isolated in the global community and turning into a rogue state.

OFBJP-USA believes that the attack at Indian Army in Uri by Pakistanis should not be termed as another incident of terrorism by infiltrators, but it should be considered as an act of war by Pakistan against India. And accordingly India must respond to teach a befitting lesson to Pakistan. At the same time India should continue the diplomatic efforts to further isolate and build world opinion against this rogue country called Pakistan. The time has come that Pakistan must be broken further and 1971 be repeated by freeing Baluchistan from the illegal occupation by Pakistan.

OFBJP-USA is firmly behind Prime Minister Modi and urge the Indian government to take an appropriate, strong and befitting action so that such incidents do not recur. Shudh Parkash Singh, Chairman of Indian National Overseas Congress has condemned the attack on India in URI by Pakistan trained soldiers and stated, “My heart goes out to the families and children of our soldiers. They bombed our army camps, now government must give a befitting reply by bombing terrorist camps.”

LAVIKA BHAGAT Singh lambasted the soft and sweet attitude of Mr. Modi towards his counter part. We would support the Prime Minister for any action he decides to take against against this heinous crime. Kalathil Varghese said that India should act firmly against any attacks against it and retaliate using all resources in its control (military, diplomacy and International good will) to corner Pakistan. Rajender Dichpally, general secretary of the Indian National Overseas Congress (I) released a statement condemning attack on Indian soldiers. “It’s an act of cowardice”, he said.

“We had more than 100 members of our organization protested in front of Pakistan Consulate  under leadership of Shudh Ji, when they killed SARABJIT Singh. This time we will stage a bigger protest if no firm action is taken against the terrorists,” said Phuman Singh, senior Vice President of INOC.

“We are all together and united in fight against terrorism, SHER MADRA President of Haryana Chapter added. Tit for tats is the only way Pakistan will listen. Diplomacy will not work with Pakistan,” commented RAVI Chopra, Senior Vice President of INOC (I) USA. The Indian National Overseas Congress has condemned the attack against India and has urged the US Government to stop all aid and support to Pakistan till it completely stops aiding terrorist camps in Pakistan.

Indian National Overseas Congress, USA has also condemned the cowardly attack on an Army Camp in Jammu and Kashmir in the early hours of September 18, which killed 17 and injured 30 service personnel. “We join the civilized people everywhere in condemning this dastardly attack across the border from Pakistan and offer our condolences and prayers to families of those who have paid the ultimate sacrifice with their lives,” said George Abraham, Chairman, INOC, USA. “We also call upon Pakistan to stop exporting terrorism and return the region to relative peace and tranquility,” Abraham added.

In a statement, it drew the attention to Smt. Sonai Gandhi, the President of AICC, who has expressed her outrage on behalf of all peace-loving people everywhere that the Uri attack is an attack on India’s national conscience and the perpetrators should be severely dealt with. “We also concur with a call from Shashi Tharoor, M.P. for an urgent review of India’s defense systems, preparedness, and firepower to strengthen the border and prevent infiltrations of terrorists. It is also time for the United States to take a serious look at the foreign military assistance to Pakistan and how those resources are being diverted to cross-border terrorism and other nefarious activities.”

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