High alert issued in Ayodhya, Indian intel warns of terrorist attack ahead of ‘Bhumi Pujan’

On the verge of August 5, Indian intelligence issues high alert in Ayodhya after receiving information about terrorist attack being planned on the day.

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While the government prepares for the grand ‘Bhoomi Pujan’ ceremony in Ayodhya for the inauguration of the Ram Temple, the Indian intelligence has received information about a terrorist attack that is being planned on the same day.

The Indian intelligence has reported to the state government, in a note, that a terror attack is being planned by Pakistan’s ISI backed extremist organizations, reports India TV. According to the intel, the Pakistan’s intelligence agency has ordered top leadership of Jaish-i-Mohammed and Lashkar-e-Taiba to plot an attack on August 5, when the ‘Bhumi Pujan’ is scheduled in Ayodhya.

It is also imperative to note that August 5 also marks the one year anniversary of the Abrogation of Article 370 which revoked the special status of Jammu and Kashmir.

The ceremony is supposed to be attended by all the top government officials. Prime Minister Narendra Modi would certainly be attending the ceremony along with BJP officials including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi. The ceremony would also have the presence of some of the top officials and leadership of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS).

According to the Indian intelligence, the terrorists have been sent to India in groups of three to five. These extremists have received training in Afghanistan and have been ordered to launch separate attacks.

A high alert has been issued across the city for August 5. It has also been reported that the area from Saket Mahavidyalya, where the Prime Minister would be landing on that day, to the Ram Mandir site, has been sealed off already. An extensive amount of security would be deployed throughout that area.

A senior security official also asserted that tight security would be deployed and drone cameras will be monitoring the movement in the area. The security measures also include door-to-door checking, verification of all hotels, lodges, etc. and at all entry points, followed by the regular security drills that are already in place.

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