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Make aid to Pak conditional, Indian Americans tell Obama

By Lalit K Jha in Washington
June 10, 2009 13:06 IST
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As the United States grapples with the Af-Pak problem, eight Indian-American organisations on Wednesday appealed to the Barack Obama administration to make military aid to Pakistan conditional and ensure that it is not used against India.

In an unanimous resolution, passed after a Capitol Hill briefing on 'Cross-Border Terrorism in Kashmir and the Hindu (Pandit) Victims: Challenges and Solutions', they urged the Obama administration to make sure that "the American military aid to Pakistan should not be used against India."

"The US must make Pakistan accountable in its fight against the Taliban. India must support Pakistan in this fight as well," the resolution said.

"India must warn all foreign terrorists of dire consequences of their barbaric acts and eliminate the terrorist camps in the neighbouring countries and agencies that support these illegal adventures," it said.

The resolution, moved by Jeevan Zutshi from International Kashmir Federation and supported by all members attending the briefing, urged the Obama administration to put pressure on Pakistan to reform its education system and school syllabus.

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