Delhi and Mumbai on high alert after terror threats from Laskar-e-Taiba!

After the intelligence output Delhi is on high alert as nearly two dozen of Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT) terrorist entered into the country.

The Delhi Police Special Cell has issued an advisory alerting its district, metro police and railway police units. These are said to keep a strict security watch on various public places like schools, colleges, religious places, malls and bus stands.

The various police units are on strict alert and have started to keep up a vigil on suspected individuals across the city.

Recently there was terror strike in Manchester in the UK which killed 22 and several were injured. So the Indian forces will take these inputs very seriously.Intelligence have suspected that their target may be Delhi, Mumbai, Rajasthan or Punjab.

Recently the Delhi Police commissioner Amulya Patnaik had said that they needed to make extra efforts in maintaining vigil since the national capital was a favourite target of terror outfits.

Ten PCR vans manned by National Security Guard-trained drivers and commandos have been deployed at vulnerable spots.

The ‘Parakram’ vans will be stationed at Vijay Chowk, Palika Bazar, IP Marg, Select Citywalk Mall in Saket, VasantKunj Mall, Pacific Mall in Subhash Nagar, NetajiSubhash Place market and mall complex, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Jhandewalan.

History of Laskar-e-Taiba (LeT):

The primary area of operations of LeT’s militant activities is the Kashmir Valley. The group has repeatedly claimed through its journals and websites that its main aim is to destroy the Indian Republic and to annihilate Hinduism and Judaism. LeT has declared Hindus and Jews to be the “enemies of Islam”, as well as India and Israel to be the “enemies of Pakistan”.

Some brutal crimes carried on by Let are:

  • 1998 Wandhama massacre: 23 Kashmiri panditswere murdered on 25 January 1998.
  • In March 2000, Lashkar-e-Taiba militants are claimed to have been involved in the Chittisinghpuramasssacre the where 35 Sikhs in the town of Chittisinghpura in Kashmir were killed.
  • The LeT was also held responsible by the government for the 2000 terrorist attack on Red Fort, New Delhi. LeT confirmed its participation in the Red Fort attack.
  • LeT claimed responsibility for an attack on the Srinagar Airportthat left five Indians and six militants dead.

    Rajat Bhandary