MHA asks states to be extra vigilant during festival season

PTI
New Delhi, Publish Date: Oct 18 2017 12:18AM | Updated Date: Oct 18 2017 12:18AM
MHA asks states to be extra vigilant during festival season

The Union Home Ministry has asked the state governments to be extra vigilant during the ongoing festival season against attempts by terrorists and subversive elements to disrupt peace and ignite communal tension, an official said today. 

In a country-wide advisory, the ministry asked all states to deploy additional forces in crowded places such as markets, railway stations, bus terminals and religious places to foil attempts by terrorists to carry out attacks. 

The state governments were also asked to be alert during the festivals against provocative sloganeering, especially near religious places, by subversive elements, the home ministry official said. PTI