Rajiv Chandrashekhar does U-turn, withdraws Bill to brand Pakistan terrorist state

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New Delhi | Updated: March 10, 2017 5:02 PM

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Rajiv Chandrashekhar today withdrew his rivate members Bill asking for Pakistan to be declared a terror sponsor, saying there was no need to investigate on whether the neighbouring country is a terror state or not, as the world knows it is.

Rajya Sabha MP Rajiv Chandrashekhar withdraws his private members Bill asking for Pakistan to be declared a terror sponsor. (ANI)

Rajya Sabha Member of Parliament Rajiv Chandrashekhar today withdrew his private members Bill asking for Pakistan to be declared a terror sponsor, saying there was no need to investigate on whether the neighbouring country is a terror state or not, as the world knows it is. Speaking in the Upper House of the Parliament he said that the Centre should explore more options against Pakistan rather than candle raising and military options.

Earlier, senior BJP leader Subramanian Swami said in the upper House that the time has come for India to ened reconciliation with Palistan. Stressing that India’s western neighbour has always abetted and aided enemies of the United States he asked how long should india keep on citing peace with Pakistan.

In a few days back, In a biggest statement ever made by an ex-Pakistani general that proves that Pakistan is a terrorist sponsoring state, Ex-Pak NSA Mahmud Ali Durrani exposed the role of Pakistan in the 26/11 Mumbai attack while speaking at the 19th Asian Security Conference, Delhi, he said, “I hate to admit it that the 26/11 Mumbai attack carried out by a terror group based in Pakistan is classic trans-border terrorist event.”

He also talked about Hafiz Saeed and said, “Hafiz Saeed has no utility, we should act against him.” In reaction to the NSA’s comment, Pak Defence Analyst Tariq Pirzada has said, “Ex-Pakistan NSA is speaking pure rubbish.”

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Also speaking at the conference, Defence Minister of India, Manohar Parrikar talked about the challenges that are being faced by international security, developing because of terrorism. He said, “Terrorism remains pervasive challenge to international security, developing coordinated global response is important. Terrorism is undoubtedly the single biggest threat to international peace & security.” He further said, “Afghanistan and India have been victims of proxy war for decades now.”

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