The Intelligence Agencies have raised alarms about the nefarious designs of Islamic terror outfits such as Al Qaeda and ISIS of possible attacks against the Jews and Israelis in India during their festive season in September and October. The agencies have alerted the respective states having a sizeable Jewish population and warned them that the terror cells of Al Qaeda and ISIS may be plotting to attack Jews and Israelis in their states.
According to the issued advisory, the terror modules are planning to attack the Jews and Israelis in India during their festive season which commences from the last week of September. In all, 3 Jewish festivals are supposed to fall between September and October, beginning with Rosh HaShanah (Jewish New Year) which runs through September 29 and October 1, Yom Kippur (the holiest day in Judaism) falls on October 8 and 9 while Sukkot will be celebrated between October 13 and October 22.
The reports say that the Indian intelligence agencies have been informed of the possible attacks on Jews and Israelis by their foreign counterparts. The inputs from foreign agencies hint at a plan to attack the Israeli embassy in New Delhi. Schools and hotels frequented by Israelis are also under the radar of terrorists.
As per official communication accessed by ANI, the terror outfits are desperate to carry out terror attacks on Israelis in India after Israel extended its support to India’s move to abrogate Article 370 and strip Jammu and Kashmir of its separate status.
The Jewish festive season in September and October generally attracts a significant number of Israeli tourists to India who congregate at usual known sites on specific dates and celebrate their festivals. With Jewish congregation in view, the input says that Al Qaeda and ISIS-related terror modules are intending to attack Israelis across the world. In this regard, several places such as the Israeli embassy in New Delhi, synagogues, Jewish schools, restaurants and hotels frequented by Israeli nationals in New Delhi and other cities are alerted to thwart any such terror attack.
The intelligence agencies have informed local police and local intelligence unit to take appropriate precautionary and precautionary actions to prevent any such attempt. Security has been strengthened outside sensitive places and outside the residences, Israeli and Jewish institutions, and Chabad Houses in Delhi to stop any terror attack.