Kolkata: High Terror alert sounded all over India ahead of Republic day celebrations. The central Intelligence department has alerted major capitals of India including Delhi, Kolkata, Mumbai of a possible terror threat by International terrorist Organization Lashkar-e-taiba. Security beefed up at Parliament, sansad bhavan, metro services and other official places and government buildings. Heavy Checking at Airports, Railway and Metro Stations, Public places like malls etc.ahead of the Republic Day and new year celebrations at the country capital.
Lashkar-e-Taiba has been accused by India of attacking military and civilian targets in India, most notably the 2001 Indian Parliament attack and the 2008 Mumbai attacks. Its stated objective is to introduce an Islamic state in South Asia and to “liberate” Muslims residing in Indian Kashmir. The organization is banned as a Terrorist organization by India, the United States, the United Kingdom, the Europian Union,Russia, and Australia.