The White House on Tuesday stopped accepting signatures on an anti-Pakistan, saying it has been archived as it did not meet the "signature requirements". "Closed petition - This petition has been archived because it did not meet the signature requirements. It can no longer be signed," said the petition page.
No further details have been given by the White House on closing the petition for signature. However, it looks like fake signatures were used to reach the minimum required support for the petition to get a response from the Obama administration.
The petition was created on September 21 by a person who identified himself with initials RG after Congressman Ted Poe, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Terrorism, along with Congressman Dana Rohrabacher, introduced H R 6069, the Pakistan State Sponsor of Terrorism Designation Act in the House of Representatives.
The petition had, until October 21, to gather 100,000 signatures to merit a response from the White House under the rules of the programme, which it had already collected, and several times more. At closure, the petition had 625,723 signatures.
On the other hand, Pakistani-Americans are campaigning for a signature campaign against India on the White House website. "India is involved in spreading terrorism and in bloody proxy wars against its adjoining countries particularly Islamic Republic of Pakistan," the petition states.
The petition which was created on September by an individual who identified himself with initials SS has received nearly 64,000 signatures. It needs another 36,000 signatures to become eligible to get a response from the Obama administration.