70% Indians want ties with Pakistan snapped, says survey

New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) A large number of Indians have favoured to snap all diplomatic ties with Pakistan in the wake of the recent terrorist attack on an army camp at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir on September 18, a survey said on Friday.

The survey done by a news app — Inshorts — said that out of the 71,578 users who were asked if India should snap all diplomatic ties with Pakistan, about 70 per cent voted saying yes, 21 per cent said no and about nine per cent could not make up their minds.

On whether India should continue to keep cultural and sporting ties with the neighbouring country, out of the 68,029 voters, 59 per cent said no, 33 per cent answered in affirmative, and the rest eight per cent were indecisive.

A huge number of people were not satisfied with India’s response to various terrorist attacks under the current National Democratic Alliance government, the survey said.

Out of the 66,334 people who responded to the question whether they were happy with the present government’s response to various terror attacks in the country, only 24 per cent said yes, while 58 per cent voted in negative.

Responding to how India should respond to the Uri terrorist attack, out of the 1,12,153 users of the news app, 49 per cent voted for undertaking covert operations against terrorists like Hafiz Saeed, while 44 per cent voted for taking military action against Pakistan.

However, only seven per cent respondents voted for seeking Pakistan’s support in fight against terrorism.

More than 80 per cent of the people surveyed are below the age of 35 and belong to India’s top 10 metros that include New Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Pune, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Lucknow.

–IANS

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