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Pak could use this volatile situation to carry out an attack in UP: IB

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cab-protest-1576838392NEW DELHI /LUCKNOW: The protests and violence in Uttar Pradesh over the new citizenship law has been giving the security forces a nightmare. While the UP police is fighting back to restore calm and order, the Intelligence Bureau said that Pakistan could use this volatile situation to carry out an attack in the state.

The Jaish-e-Mohammad has been tasked with carrying out a major strike at Ayodhya. There are inputs that suggest that terrorists from Pakistan are training to carry out a fidayeen attack in various parts of UP including Ayodhya.
The UP government has placed the state on high alert and blacked out Internet connectivity in eight districts until tomorrow evening over concerns of further protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act erupting after the Friday prayers.

The Jaish-e-Mohammad has been tasked with carrying out a major strike at Ayodhya. There are inputs that suggest that terrorists from Pakistan are training to carry out a fidayeen attack in various parts of UP including Ayodhya. Sponsored Where Do The Richest Americans Live? Mansion Global Sponsored Here Is What New

Representational Image The alert has been graded A and the UP police have been informed about the same. The terrorists would look to take advantage of the volatile situation in the state and strike, an IB official informed OneIndia.
SIMI, Islamic radicals have entered CAB protest says Intelligence Bureau report on thursday  that there is already a high state of alert in the state and the police even said that the riots in the state were completely preplanned and staged by radical elements and the opposition parties.
According to the Intelligence Bureau (IB) official the fact that the attack has been tasked to the Jaish-e-Mohammad gives the indication that Pakistan is planning a fidayeen strike. The JeM is an expert at fidayeen attacks and has carried them out on several occasions especially at Jammu and Kashmir. It may be recalled that in 2005, five Lashkar-e-Tayiba terrorists had tried to storm into the make-shift Ram Temple. They were all shot dead and were unable to cause any damage.
Meanwhile, Until reports last came in, Internet connectivity was suspended in western UP’s Bijnor, Bulandshahar, Muzaffarnagar, Agra, Firozabad, Sambhal, Aligarh and Ghaziabad. No such action was taken in state capital Lucknow, even though it had also witnessed clashes between the police and protesters last week.

“We’ve deployed security personnel in different districts of the state and held talks with the people. Internet services have been suspended in eight districts for a day, and we’re also monitoring content on social media,” news agency ANI quoted Additional Director General (Law and Order) PV Ramasastry as saying.

Police took out a flag march in sensitive areas of Gorakhpur and held meetings with peace committees in all circle and police station areas. District Magistrate Vijyendra Pandiyan said paramilitary personnel and drones equipped with cameras will also be deployed to keep an eye on the situation.
Violence broke out in many parts of the state between December 19 and 21, claiming the lives of as many as 21 protesters. Although many of the bodies bore gunshot wounds, the state police insisted that they did not shoot anything other than plastic pellets and rubber bullets. They have owned up to opening fire only at Bijnore, where a 20-year-old civil services aspirant was killed.

In an attempt to justify their retaliatory action, the state police recently released a series of photographs and videos showing two men firing at cops during protests against the controversial law. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma claimed that the police had also suffered heavy losses.
“As many as 288 policemen were injured in violence that erupted across 21 districts. Sixty-two of them suffered firearm injuries,” he said at a press conference. Police have registered 327 cases and carried out as many as 5,558 preventive arrests so far. A few days ago, Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended the state police for successfully quelling protests in the state.
Opposition leaders, however, were far from convinced. “The maximum number of deaths during the CAA/NRC protests was reported from Uttar Pradesh.  Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra also visited Bijnor to meet the families of two people killed in clashes that followed the enactment of the Citizenship Amendment Act.
Even the National Human Rights Commission has issued a notice to the Uttar Pradesh police chief over complaints of human rights violations in the state. Students of the Jamia Millia University have declared that they will picket the UP Bhawan at 3 pm on Friday to protest “police atrocities” in the state.
(Bureau Report With inputs from ANI)

 

 

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