Bill to declare Pakistan as a 'terror state' introduced in Parliament

Relations between India and Pakistan are at an all-time low following the Uri terror attacks.

A bill to declare Pakistan as a terror state was introduced in Parliament on Friday. The bill was introduced by Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar.

Relations between India and Pakistan are frosty following the September 18 Uri terror attacks in which 19 soldiers were killed. The Indian Army retaliated with a surgical strike on seven terror launchpads across the Line of Control (LoC) in the wee hours of September 29.

On Thursday, India had summoned an official of the Pakistan High Commission and complained about the instances of ceasefire violations by the Pakistani army in the past week.

“We conveyed that despite calls for restraint, Pakistan forces have committed 12 ceasefire violations between 9 and 15 November, 2016 during which Pakistan Army deliberately resorted to calibre escalation by employing artillery and 120 millimetre heavy mortars against Indian posts,” ministry of external affairs spokesperson Vikas Swarup told reporters.

During the meeting with the Pakistan diplomat, India also complained about the increase in the ‘presence of terrorist activities’ within the Pakistani forward posts. Also, issues like the shelling of 14 villages in border districts of Jammu and Kashmir were also raised during the meeting.