MHA issues advisory asking states to be vigilant of terror, communal attack bids during festive season

MHA has asked the state governments to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festive season against attempts by terrorists, subversive elements to disrupt peace

PTI October 17, 2017 18:28:11 IST
MHA issues advisory asking states to be vigilant of terror, communal attack bids during festive season

New Delhi: The Union home ministry has asked the state governments to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festive season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension, an official said on Tuesday.

MHA issues advisory asking states to be vigilant of terror communal attack bids during festive season

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In a country-wide advisory, the ministry asked all states to deploy additional forces in crowded places such as markets, railway stations, bus terminals and religious places to foil attempts by terrorists to carry out attacks.

The state governments were also asked to be alert during the festivals against provocative sloganeering, especially near religious places, by subversive elements, the home ministry official said.

However, the official said, there was no specific inputs about any plan by terrorists trying to disrupt peace anywhere in the country.

While Dhanteras is celebrated on Tuesday, Diwali and Bhai-Duj will be celebrated on Thursday and Saturday respectively.

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