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Central agencies 'seriously' looking into Al-Qaeda suicide attack threat

By Shgun S -- June 08, 2022 2:11 pm -- Updated:June 08, 2022 2:11 pm

New Delhi, June 8: Central agencies are "seriously" investigating the threat letter sent by terror outfit Al-Qaeda regarding suicide attacks in Delhi, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to "fight for the honour of the Prophet", top agency sources informed.

Meanwhile, alerts have been issued across Delhi, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat by law enforcement agencies to increase vigilance at specific locations including airports, metro, railway stations, and market areas, according to a sources privy to the development.

"Security personnel have been instructed to report to the concerned department soon after noticing any suspicious activity," the agency added.

In a threat letter dated June 6, Al-Qaeda stated that it would carry out suicide attacks in Delhi, Mumbai, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat to "fight for the honour of the Prophet".

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The letter comes in the backdrop of the controversy that erupted after a few Bharatiya Janata Party leaders made controversial remarks on the Prophet Muhammad.

"We shall kill those who affront our Prophet and we shall bind explosives with our bodies and the bodies of our children to blow away the ranks of those who dare to dishonour our Prophet... The saffron terrorists should now await their end in Delhi, Bombay, UP and Gujarat," the Al-Qaeda letter read.

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Several countries, including Malaysia, Kuwait, and Pakistan, have lately criticised recent remarks made by a few BJP leaders about Prophet Muhammad. While Nupur Sharma made comments during a television debate, another leader, Naveen Jindal, made a controversial remark on Twitter.

Meanwhile, India has maintained that the views belong to a few fringe elements only and do not represent those of the Government of India. The country also "categorically rejected" the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) statement slamming India as "unwarranted and narrow-minded".

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Furthermore, the BJP has suspended spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled media in-charge, Naveen Jindal, over the controversial remarks and issued a statement emphasising its intolerance for disrespect of any religious personality.

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-PTC News

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