He said that he intends to introduce the bill in the Winter session of the Parliament.

MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar submits resolution to declare Pakistan a terrorist nationPTI
news Terrorism Saturday, September 24, 2016 - 14:50

Rajya Sabha member Rajeev Chandrasekhar on Saturday submitted a private member’s bill that seek to declare Pakistan a terror nation.

The MP, an independent member of the upper house, submitted the Declaration of States as Sponsor of Terrorism Bill 2016, to Rajya Sabha Chairman Mohammad Hamid Ansari, expressing his intention to introduce the bill in the Winter session of the Parliament.

In the 8-page declaration, Rajeev Chandrasekhar proposes that certain states be declared as the sponsor of terrorism and that economic and trade relations with the states be withdrawn.

“The Islamic Republic of Pakistan propagates and harbors agents of international terror who have repeatedly attacked the territory and the people of the Republic of India and there is an urgent need to co-ordinate activities at the international and national level to ensure the best response to protect the interests of the Republic of India and its citizens,” reads the declaration.

As long as Pakistan continues to harbor agents of terror, the nation poses risk to India, the MP argues.

In an interview with IANS, the MP had said, "Basically, Pakistan has put itself in a position similar to North Korea by exporting terror. It should be boycotted." 

Read: Rajya Sabha MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar proposes bill to declare Pakistan a terrorist state

The declaration goes on to lay down definitions for terrorist acts as well as state sponsored terrorism before laying down the prohibitions.

“Any individual being the head of the state, member of government, a citizen or a body corporate belonging to or affiliated to a country which had been designated as a state sponsor of terror shall be subject to prohibition of travel within the territory of India and shall not be eligible for the grant of visa,” the declaration states.

India must not provide any financial assistance to governments of a state sponsor of terrorism. Any person who contravenes any provision of the act shall be punishable with imprisonment that may extend to five years, says the declaration.

MP Rajeev Chandrasekhar tweeted the declaration asking users to read and support the declaration.

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