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Indian Govt issues countrywide terror alert


New Delhi : India has been put on high alert following intelligence inputs that Pakistan-based terrorists may strike during the upcoming festive season.

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 the upcoming festivals of Raksha Bandhan, Eid-ul-Fitr and Onam.

The advisory issued by Home Ministry asked all states to increase vigil and take precautionary measures to ensure security as Pakistan-based groups may strike at public places, pti reported quoting sources.

The Ministry asked states like Delhi, Karnataka and Kerala to deploy additional forces in sensitive locations.

Onam will be celebrated on August 23, Raksha Bandhan on August 24 and Eid-ul-Fitr on September 11.

“We have sent alert to all states and are taking all necessary measures.