Pakistan-backed Islamist groups planning to assassinate select Hindu leaders to ‘avenge’ Ram Mandir construction

Hindus demand that Central and State Government should provide full protection to devout Hindu leaders.

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New Delhi – Following intel that Pakistan backed Islamists are planning attacks on selected BJP, VHP, RSS and ABVP – Hindu leaders associated with Ram Janmabhoomi movement, the Centre has placed three States on red alert. It is being seen as a sinister plot by Pakistani establishments to avenge the construction of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya.

On 19th August, Gujarat’s Anti Terrorism Squad (ATS) had nabbed one alleged sharpshooter belonging to the gang of Dawood aide and dreaded underworld gangster Chhota Shakeel. It was reported that the sharpshooter was plotting the assassination of BJP leader Gordhan Zadafia.

According to a report by Times Now, the Islamic fundamentalists are planning the assassination of select Hindu leaders and for this purpose, the ‘Indian assets’ have been tasked to collect details like office and residential addresses as well as the day-to-day movement of these leaders. Three States have been put on alert in this context.