On December 1, 2008, the U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) launched an online petition drive (http://www.petitiononline.com/USINPAC9/petition.html) calling for the U.S. Congress to cut off funding to Pakistan if it did not shut down the terror training camps clearly responsible for the November Mumbai terror attacks.
On May 8, 2003, USINPAC's briefings and advocacy in the United States Congress led to the historic passage by unanimous vote on the floor of the House of Representatives a Resolution requiring the Bush Administration to disclose to Congress the extent to which Pakistan is fulfilling its pledge to permanently halt cross-border terrorism, shut down terrorist camps in PoK and eschew proliferation of nuclear weapons; http://www.usinpac.com/achievements.asp
On December 12, 2008, USINPAC's grassroots outreach led to the formation of a coalition of major Indian-American community organizations entitled the "Task Force on the Mumbai Terror Attacks", which will support community advocacy for conditioning the U.S. Government's economic and military assistance to Pakistan on Pakistani compliance with the following:
Extradition by Pakistan of suspects in the Mumbai attacks for trial in India.
Support and cooperation with India in prosecution of suspects in India where the attacks took place.
Dismantling the terrorist infrastructure and finance network between the Pakistani intelligence services and the Pakistani army with terror operations and operatives.
Dismantling the terrorist terror camps operating in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir (PoK).
Dismantling the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and other Pakistani terror organizations providing training and deploying terrorists worldwide, including India, Afghanistan, United Kingdom, United States, and Israel.
USINPAC Chairman Sanjay Puri remarked that this coalition of Indian American organizations demonstrates that "Indian Americans are united in the condemnation of the Mumbai attacks and the need for cooperation between the United States and India to work together to eliminate terrorism in South Asia." Mr. Puri announced, "USINPAC is working closely with the Task Force to conduct a Washington Lobby Day on January 27, 2009 in Washington, DC to show the U.S. Members of Congress that Indian Americans and all Americans are expressing their strong support for the victims of the Mumbai attacks and for continued US-India efforts on the war against terrorist organizations based in Pakistan."
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The U.S.-India Political Action Committee (USINPAC) is the political voice of 2.5 million Indian-Americans. USINPAC provides bipartisan support to candidates for federal, state and local office who support the issues that are important to the Indian-American community.