Country put on high alert after Intelligence inputs of terror strikes during festive season

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New Delhi, Aug.19 (ANI): The Government has issued an advisory to the States and put the country on high alert in the wake of some Intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based terrorists may strike during the upcoming festive season.

Notably, three major festivals–Onam will be celebrated on August 23, Raksha Bandhan on August 24 and Id-ul Fitr on September 13.

The Centre has asked state governments to take all possible steps to foil attempts by militant groups, particularly Lashkar-e-Taiba, to disrupt peace during ongoing Ramzan and other upcoming festivals.

Delhi, Karnataka and Kerala in particular have been asked to deploy additional forces in sensitive locations.

An advisory issued by Home Ministry has asked all states to increase vigil and take precautionary measures to ensure security in the country.

“We have sent alert to all states and are taking all necessary measures. There are possibility that Pakistan-based elements may try to carry out terror strike in the country,” a media report quoted Home Ministry official as saying on Thursday.

The advisory has asked states to be more vigilant and check crowded public places like markets, railway stations, bus terminals and parks besides other places of mass gathering, he said. (ANI)

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