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Islamic Terrorists lurking in Nagpur, warns Muslim activist

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Terrorists lurking in Nagpur, warns Muslim activist
July 27th, 2008

Nagpur, July 27 (IANS) A Muslim activist who created a flutter after the Jaipur bomb blasts by disclosing that his weekly newspaper ‘Iman Ki Awaz’ had predicted the bombings now says that similar “terror activities” are underway in Nagpur and other parts of Maharashtra. “Workers of the banned Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) are indoctrinating youth and recruiting them in Vidarbha and elsewhere in Maharashtra for use in terrorist acts,” Mohammed Hameed Engineer, who heads the Indian Muslim Association ‘Noori’ (IMAN), told IANS.

IMAN, which claims to propagate Hindu-Muslim unity and runs a sustained campaign against terrorism through its mouthpiece ‘Iman Ki Awaz’, holds a view that the Wahabi sect among Muslims is mainly behind the terrorist activities across the world including India and that they have a hand in the blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad.

“Though SIMI is banned, its mother organisation Jamat-e-Islami is not and SIMI functionaries are active in Nagpur, Digras, Pusad, Umarkhed and Akola in Vidarbha besides Malegaon in western Maharashtra,” Engineer said.

While Digras in Yavatmal district was a scene of communal clashes last week and the other towns with sizeable Muslim population are known as ’sensitive’ places, Nagpur, where the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) headquarters is always viewed to as a potential terrorist target, is considered a SIMI hotspot too.

Nagpur has meanwhile been placed on high alert with over 3,000 police personnel including 200 officers deployed at sensitive places including the RSS headquarters, Additional Commissioner of Police Babasaheb Kangale said.

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Why Muslims kill? Allah Ordering Muslims to Kill Infidels and related links

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Allah Ordering Muslims to Kill Infidels
Reader comment on article: “Death to America”
Submitted by A. Ahmed (United States), Sep 10, 2002 at 15:19

Two Quranic ayas read as follows:
9.014 “Fight them (infidels) and Allah will punish them by your (muslims) hands”
9.052 “”Allah will afflict you (infidels) with punishment from himself (Allah) or by our(muslims) hands”. A muslim website used these verses to incite muslims that it is divine order from Allah for them to kill infidels (for details about this article and analysis please go to Dr. Ali Sina website “faithfreedom.org”).

Needless to say that pious believing muslims act on the above commandement , or at least cheer them when some one acts on it. How long the world will continue to believe the islamic apologists line that Islam is peaceful and islam means peace. May be what they mean is Islam means pieces of indfidel body parts on the streets.

Also click:

Fitna: Geert Wilder’s video Islamic violence and jihad on kafirs

Islam in Action:  The Religion of Peace (and a big stack of dead bodies)

Muhammad’s Own Words

Islamic tradition, urging war on infidels

Wondrous Treatment Of Kafirs In Islam

164 Jihad Verses in the Koran

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What is Indian Mujahideen?

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


What is Indian Mujahideen?
Sudhi Ranjan Sen

Sunday, July 27, 2008, (New Delhi)

Yet another attack and yet again an obscure militant organisation calling itself the Indian Mujhadeen has taken responsibility. But what actually is the Indian Mujhadeen?

Minutes before 16 bombs ripped through Ahmedabad, an email was sent to over 20 media houses, including some foreign news organisations.

The third time a little known group calling itself the Indian Mujahideen sent such an email just before terror strikes. The first being the serial blasts in courts in Uttar Pradesh in November last year followed by blasts in Jaipur earlier this year. On each occasion, the group claimed it was avenging the killings of Indian Muslims.

But what actually is the Indian Mujhadeen. Investigations into the Jaipur and UP serial blasts led to a nondescript cyber cafe and then to servers in France and other European countries. Investigators say the Indian Mujhadeen is a front for groups operating out of Pakistan most likely the Lasker-e-Toiba.

Jaipur is India’s best-known tourist centre and Banglore is India’s cyber capital, striking them is ISI ‘s key aim and the Lashkar’s long stated objective.

How Indian is ‘Indian Mujahideen’?

An Indian group claiming responsibility for terror strikes gives the ISI and Pakistan more reason to deny any involvement

In each of three emails, the group lays special emphasis on being India-based. They have mentioned it over a dozen times in Saturday’s email leading investigators to believe that it is done purposefully to protect groups like the LeT.

Saturday’s email targets Jamait-e-Ulema-Hind and its leader Arshad Madni known for his moderate stand. The Jamait has long been targeted by the LeT and the ISI

In the past, arrested Lashkar militants have said they always wanted to target Gujarat, Bangalore and tourist destinations. What Indian Mujhadeen has done perhaps indicates that it is just another face of the LeT.

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Ahmedabad blasts: For the first time Muslim terrorists target hospitals

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


First time, hospitals are targets too: doctor, wife, their unborn child
D P Bhattacharya

July 27, 2008

Ahmedabad, July 26:He was there to save lives. But when the bomb went off at the Civil Hospital this evening, it killed Dr Prerak Shah (32) and his wife, 28-year-old Kinjal, and their unborn child of three months.

For the first time, hospitals, where the dead and the injured were being rushed after the blasts, became the targets of terror attack as well. In fact, of the 29 reported dead until midnight tonight, 10, including two doctors, were killed in a blast in the Trauma Centre at the Meghaninagar Civil Hospital in Shahibaug and four lost their lives near the L G Hospital, about 7 km away. More than 40 were injured in each of these blasts.

The fact that these two explosions took place in or near hospitals at 7.45 pm — almost an hour after the first blast — and after at least five bombs had gone off across the city points to a sinister design to target the injured and their relatives and derail relief and rescue, said a senior police officer.

“Never before have we seen such a plot,” said the officer, “obviously the terrorists’ main objective was to strike the defenceless and deepen the fear.”

Incidentally, targeting hospitals after striking in other parts of the city finds mention as part of a terrorist’s plot in the Hindi film Contract, recently released by Ram Gopal Verma.

“A bomb went off right behind my brother Sanjay’s hand cart at Hatkeshwar at 6.30, which seriously injured him” said Nirmala Paswan a women in her early 30s. “While I rushed to see him at L G Hospital, a bomb went off here too and I was injured in the stampede that followed,” she said.

“I was standing right near the bush, when the bomb went off,” said Pavan Purohit, an eyewitness at the L G Hospital. The bomb, placed in a Maruti 800 car, was so powerful that the vehicle was thrown up about 20 feet in the air. “All I saw was a Maruti flying up in the air and landing with a thud,” Purohit said. The impact of the blast shattered the window panes of the Emergency ward, about 100 m away.

“We are trying to know the where about of our relative, Dr Prerak Shah, can you please help,” asked a distraught Minati Shah. “Prerak was an orthopaedic doctor here and we don’t know where he is ever since the blast,” she said.

The news was already out. Shah with his wife were dead along with many other in the hospital. The doctors knew it, so did the medical students, but to break the news to the family members was not an easy task. Some long minutes followed. And then Nain Shah, Minati’s husband returned from the doctors’ chambers. “Rinki (Kinjal) was three months pregnant, he had brought her for a check-up when this happened,” Minati said.6.31 pm: Hatkeshwar Circle

WHEN, WHERE
6.45 pm: Sardar Patel Diamond Market, Govindvadi, Thakkarnagar

7 pm: Sarangpur, near Khodiyar Temple, Jaymala Bus Stand

7:05 pm: Rajendranagar in Odhav

7:10 pm: Maninagar Bus Stand, Sarangpur

7:45 pm: Raipur, Sangum Theatre

7.54 pm: Civil Hospital Trauma Ward

8 pm: LG Hospital

8.08 pm: Mariyum Ni Chali  End

Terror hits Ahmedabad 16 times
Like Jaipur blasts, cycles used in Ahmedabad
Bombs in tiffin boxes below bus seats

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Experts see Wahabis in garb of Indian Mujahideen

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Experts see Wahabis in garb of Indian Mujahideen
28 Jul 2008, 0423 hrs IST, S Balakrishnan,TNN

MUMBAI: The intelligence community believes the serial blasts of Bangalore and Ahmedabad were executed by a network of Wahabi fundamentalists masquerading as Indian Mujahideen.

This terror network started by organizing blasts at holy places of rival Barelvi Muslims like the dargah of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, Rajasthan. Over the past five years the Wahabis, who are heavily funded by religious puritans in Saudi Arabia, have been conducting a high-intensity propaganda war within the Muslim community against so-called un-Islamic practices.

Thousands of publications have been brought out by them to convince Muslims to follow the path of “true Islam”. Members of several front organizations also visit homes to convince people to abandon “non-Islamic rituals”.

Sources said predictably these activities have been vehemently opposed by the Barelvis who also brought out publications countering the Wahabi ideology, which is believed to provide a theological justification for terror.

A Barelvi publication titled ‘Gair Mokallidon ke Akeede’ quotes chapter and verse from Wahabi publications, which are against Islam. In Mumbai maulanas like Saeed Noori have been in the forefront of the campaign to counter Wahabism.

The proverbial last straw was the blast at Ajmer sharif. It provoked widespread reaction among the Barelvis against Wahabi fanaticism, which had backed the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), police sources said.

“Fearing their isolation, the Wahabi elements are now trying to project themselves as people fighting against injustice to Muslims as a whole. The decision to organize serial blasts in Ahmedabad, including four in Narendra Modi’s constituency, was clearly aimed at getting the sympathy of the Muslim masses,” a senior intelligence official observed.

“There is a big vacuum in Muslim leadership and the Wahabis are planning to fill the gap with their violent deeds, he added. However, a majority of Muslims have condemned the blasts and they say that a “big injustice” is being done to the community by those sponsoring such terror strikes.

National secretary of the Nationalist Congress Party and noted advocate Majeed Memon said: “The blasts can have no place in Islam. But if the Indian Mujahideens have any grievance then it should appoint a committee to have a dialogue with the government.

Meanwhile, the Intelligence Bureau is reported to be close on the heels of the mastermind behind the blasts in Bangalore and Ahmedabad. The bureau is convinced that Indian Mujahideen has been trained by the ISI, which was why the blasts could be executed with professional precision.

It is feared that the next targets could be in Maharashtra where the police force is at its demoralised worst.

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21 blasts, more than 50 dead in Muslim terror attack in Ahmedabad – Details

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Blast toll revised: 21 blasts, more than 50 dead
Amitabh Sinha,NEERAJ CHAUHAN ,Parimal Dabhi
July 28, 2008

The number of blasts that rocked Ahmedabad on Saturday evening was revised to 21 on Sunday, with more bombs and explosives being recovered near Bangalore and in Ahmedabad and Surat. Police said SIMI hand was suspected in the Gujarat attacks.
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil was summoned by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday and asked to provide a detailed brief on the bomb blasts which struck over two days in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, leaving more than 50 dead and above 200 injured. Manmohan Singh, who also met National Security Advisor M K Narayanan apart from top officials of the Home Ministry, was scheduled to visit Ahmedabad on Monday along with Patil and Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

States across India have been put on high alert. In communally sensitive Ahmedabad, the Army staged flag marches while the Centre promised all help to the Narendra Modi Government. The Centre is planning to call a meeting of DGPs of all states soon, said Home Secretary Madhukar Gupta, while a meeting of chief ministers may also be on the cards.

An activist of outlawed outfit SIMI, identified as Abdul Halim, was said to have been picked up in Delhi in connection with the Ahmedabad blasts following a tip-off by the Gujarat Police. But a Delhi Police spokesman denied any knowledge of the arrest.

Sources said as many as 100 people had been detained in Ahmedabad in raids conducted overnight. Among those picked up was Abdul Halim Maulavi, who was accused in 2003-04 of sending 33 youths from Ahmedabad to Pakistan for terrorist training. “Halim has been arrested in connection with an old case, though we may get some leads from his interrogation in the present blasts,” said a senior official.

In Surat, a live bomb was defused near a hospital while two cars were found laden with explosives. One of the cars was seized from Punagam area on the outskirts of Surat city. Powder material, gelatin sticks and shrapnel were recovered from the car bearing the number plate GJ-6-CD 3569. Vadodara Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said the registration number was fake.

Police located another car with explosives at Heerabagh locality of Surat, Police Commissioner R M S Brar said, while a live bomb was found near Nupur hospital in New Citylight area of Surat.

In Ahmedabad, police defused a live bomb found lying in a garbage can in Amraiwadi area. Officials said preliminary investigations revealed that ammonium nitrate was used as an explosive material, while LPG cylinders were used to increase the impact of the blast at Civil Hospital. While initially it was suspected that a suicide bomber carried out the hospital blast, police have ruled this out saying initial investigations showed the bomb was kept in a car at the trauma centre.

Joint Commissioner of Police (Crime Branch) Ashish Bhatia said the investigations had been handed over to the Crime Branch.

The Army conducted flag marches in the sensitive Madhupura and Asarva areas of Ahmedabad. “As a precautionary measure, the Army has been called out,” said Additional Commissioner of Police Mohan Jha.

The two days of mayhem, which saw more than 25 explosions in Bangalore and Ahmedabad, have brought further embarrassment for Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil, who has been heavily criticised for not doing enough to prevent terrorist attacks.

There have been at least 13 major terror strikes, starting from the attempt to storm the disputed structure in Ayodhya in July 2005, in his tenure. In none of these incidents, which includes such deadly attacks as the one on the local trains in Mumbai in 2006 and at a busy market place in Delhi in 2005, has any perpetrator been brought to justice.

Before meeting the Prime Minister, Patil met senior officials at his residence where information that had so far emerged from the two incidents was analysed as well as preventive measures that needed to be taken.

Details emerging from investigations in the Bangalore blasts suggest that the terror groups are aiming to maximise the damage. Sources said about 2 kg of ammonium nitrate was used in each of the explosives in Bangalore, while an unexploded device was found in a cement casing. This was done probably to intensify the explosions, though ironically they may have helped reduce the impact.

The use of circuit boards in the blasts in Bangalore, unlike timer devices, also indicated that the terrorists were trying to innovate and keep the investigators confused.

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Malls, railway stations in Kolkata under heavy security blanket

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Malls, railway stations in Kolkata under heavy security blanket
Monday July 28, 2008
IANS

KOLKATA: A large number of policemen were deployed Monday at bus terminals, railway stations and shopping malls here following the multiple blasts in Bangalore and Hyderabad.

Passengers at the long distance bus termini in Babughat and Esplanade in the heart of the city were being frisked, while large police pickets had been set up outside metro stations. At Howrah railway station, sniffer dogs were being used by the police to check for explosive devices.

“We have told bus drivers to be very alert and report to us the moment they find anything suspicious lying on the streets. Bus conductors have been told to keep a close watch on the passengers,” said a police officer.

Security was also tightened in and around the vital Rabindra Setu, which connects the twin cities of Kolkata and Howrah. A large number of policemen was deployed on both sides of the bridge that is used by thousands everyday.

A meeting of senior officials, presided over by West Bengal Home Secretary Ashok Mohan Chakraborty, was held Sunday night at the police headquarters in Lalbazar.

Director General of Police A.B. Vora, Kolkata Police Commissioner Goutam Mohan Chakraborty, police superintendents of the neighbouring districts of North 24 Parganas and South 24 Parganas, Kolkata chief municipal commissioner Alapan Bandopadhyay and the chief minister’s chief security officer Arvind Maliwal were present at the meeting. Officials of leading shopping malls also attended.

“We have chalked out long-term and short-term measures to prevent any incident like the ones in Banglaore and Ahmedabad. The measures will be finalised Monday,” said the home secretary.

“Our aim is to ensure that public life is not hampered,” the police commissioner said.

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Ahmedabad blasts: Police make first arrest

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Ahmedabad blasts: Police make first arrest

NEW DELHI: An activist of the banned militant outfit, Ahle Hadeez, has been arrested in connection with the serial blasts in Ahmedabad which was on the edge on Sunday with a live bomb in the city being defused and another three found in Surat city as the death toll rose to 49.

The arrested activist, identified as Abdul Halim and wanted in connection with 2002 post-Godhra riots, was picked up by the police from the communally- -sensitive Dani Limda area in the walled city. He had remained elusive since the riots.

What is Ahle Hadees?
The terror outfit, Ahle Hadees, is an ultra conservative religious group that owes its allegiance to the Wahabi sect of Islam. The Ahle Hadees is known to have founded the dreaded Lashkar-e-Taiba militant outfit in Pakistan that is known to be behind several terror attacks in India.

Many members of this group are also known to be part of the SIMI cadre. Moreover, several Ahle Hadees activists have been accused of carrying out terror acts.

On Sunday, a live explosive was found in a garbage can in Amraiwadi area and defused by the bomb detection squad. A bomb kept in a wooden box near a hospital and two car laden with explosives were found in Surat city.

Army staged flag marches in the vulnerable areas in the city to instill confidence among its shaken residents.

In New Delhi, Home Minister Shivraj Patil chaired a high-level meeting to review the security scenario in the country and assured all possible help to the Narendra Modi government in its hour of crisis.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, accompanied by Home minister Shivraj Patil and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi who are to visit Ahmedabad on Monday, was briefed by Patil, National Security Adviser MK Narayanan and top officials of the Home Ministry on the security situation in the country.

Intensifying its probe into the serial blasts, the anti-terrorism squad of Maharashtra police raided an apartment in Navi Mumbai’s Palm Beach Road area and seized a computer from which an e-mail was suspected to have been sent to TV channels purportedly by a little-known ‘Indian Mujahideen’ threatening more blasts in the country.

Terror struck Ahmedabad on Saturday when 16 coordinated serial blasts ripped through the metropolis killing 49 people and injuring more than 150, a day after multiple explosions rocked Bangalore.

Several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, sounded red alerts heightening vigil in sensitive areas.

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Indian Mujahideen warns Muslim Bollywood actors: Stop acting or we will kill you

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Terror’s new targets – CM, Khans
28/7/2008

In an e-mail barely held together grammatically and badly spelt, Indian Mujahideen — the newbie terror outfit which has claimed responsibility for Ahmedabad’s serial blasts — has issued death threats to Bollywood’s Muslim actors.

In the open letter sent to inboxes of India’s leading media houses on Sunday morning, the organisation urged the stars to stop acting in movies immediately or “we are ready for order to kill you”. The mail also threatens to kill the actors’ families.

“Today is only sample but our next is Muslim film star (sic),” read the mail.

Among Muslim actors in Bollywood are the four Khans — Shah Rukh, Aamir, Salman and Saif — just on whom Rs 400 crore ride at this moment.

Pahlaj Nihalani, president of Association of Motion Pictures and TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP), said, “Our industry is like a family where we do not believe in religion. I can assure you that there is no panic here. As for the warning, we are unshaken.”

“It is all nothing but some conspiracy and bollywood is supposedly the next target. I only hope and request that law should take the step to curb this chaos. There should also be more security around cinema halls as that is becoming the easy target,” added Nihalani.

The Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) head Mukesh Ambani too has been threatened for the 27-storeyed mansion he has been building. “We also alert Mukesh Ambani to think twice before usurping and building a citadel on a land in Mumbai that belongs to the Waqf Board, lest it turns into horrifying memories for you which you will never ever forget,” read the mail.

Mumbai Police Commissioner Hasan Gafoor, however, was characteristically calm. “Such mails should not worry citizens in Mumbai. We have taken enough precautions, not just for the stars, but for the common man as well,” he said.

Since Friday’s Bangalore blasts, the Mumbai police have been combing hotels and lodges across the city for suspects. The department’s informer network has also been activated at cinema houses, malls, restaurants and shrines.

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Diamond city Surat targeted, high alert all over Mother India against Muslim terrorists

Posted by jagoindia on July 28, 2008


Surat under terror scanner, 2 cars with explosives found

Surat-Ahmedabad (PTI): After Bangalore and Ahmedabad, the diamond city of Surat on Sunday came under the terrorists scanner with two cars stuffed with explosives being found and a live bomb defused and a SIMI activist was arrested in connection with the serial blasts in Ahmedabad where the death toll mounted to 49.

A live bomb was defused near a hospital and two cars stuffed with explosives were found in and on the outskirts of the city on Sunday, sparking a high security alert.

Police have seized a car laden with explosives from Punagam area on the outskirts of Surat city, police inspector M R Chavda said.

The car, bearing the number plate GJ-6-CD 3569, was found laden with explosives in Punagam area and police have recovered powder materials, gelatin sticks and shrapnels from the car, Chavda said.

Vadodara Police Commissioner Rakesh Asthana said the registration number of the car found at Punegam village was fake as the number belongs to a scooty.

Later in the evening, the police located another car with explosives at Heerabagh locality of Surat city, Police Commissioner R M S Brar said.

Police found a live bomb near a hospital in new Citylight area of Surat after some residents gave the information.

A wooden box containing white powder, wires, a battery and shrapnels, was found abandoned near Nupur hospital in the New Citylight area. The explosives were later defused.

Ahmedabad remained on the edge with a live bomb in the city being located in a garbage can and defused, a day after it was rocked by 17 blasts in a string.

Surat shivers, Simi man held
28 July 2008, http://www.thestatesman.net
SNS & PTI

Surat/Ahmedabad, July 27: After Bangalore and Ahmedabad, the diamond city of Surat today came on the terrorist radar with two cars stuffed with explosives being found there, sparking off a security alert. Police also found a live bomb near a hospital in New Citylight locality of Surat. In Ahmedabad, two live bombs were defused and a Simi activist was arrested in connection with the blasts here yesterday the toll in which climbed to 45 today.

Two live bombs were defused, one in Maninagar, chief minister Mr Narendra Modi’s constituency, and another in Jogeswari Park in Ahmedabad. Cinema halls in Surat and Vadodara were shut down as were the shopping malls, as a measure of precaution. Police seized a car laden with explosives from Punagam on the outskirts of Surat city, police inspector Mr MR Chavda said. They found powder materials, gelatin sticks and shrapnels in the car bearing the number plate GJ-6-CD 3569, Mr Chavda said. Vadodara police commissioner Mr Rakesh Asthana said the registration number of the car found at Punegam was fake as the number belonged to a scooty.

Later in the evening, police located another car laden with explosives at Heerabagh locality of Surat city, police commissioner Mr RMS Brar said.

A wooden box containing white powder, wires, a battery and shrapnels, was found abandoned near Nupur Hospital in the New Citylight area. The explosives were later defused.

An activist of the outlawed militant outfit Simi, identified as Abdul Halim and wanted in connection with 2002 post-Godhra riots, was arrested in communally-sensitive Dani Limda area of Ahmedabad. He had remained elusive since the riots. Army staged flag marches in the vulnerable areas of the city. With seven more people dying today, the toll in the 17 blasts rose to 45, Gujarat health minister Mr Jainarayan Vyas said. The number of injured persons was 145, he said after a Cabinet meeting presided over by Mr Narendra Modi. Mr Vyas said that a special team under the addditional chief secretary (home) had been set up to pursue the investigations into the blasts. He insisted that the Ahmedabad explosions should be seen in the context of an effort to destablise India, and not viewed in isolation.

Several states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand, sounded red alerts and heightened vigil in sensitive areas.

In New Delhi, home minister Mr Shivraj Patil chaired a high-level meeting to review the security scenario in the country in the wake of the Ahmedabad blasts and assured all possible help to the BJP government in Gujarat in its hour of crisis. Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh and UPA chairperson Mrs Sonia Gandhi will visit Ahmedabad tomorrow to make an on-the-spot-assessment of the situation there in the wake of the serial blasts in the city and to visit injured persons at hospitals. Dr Singh was briefed by Mr Patil, national security adviser Mr MK Narayanan and top home ministry officials.

Senior BJP leader Mr LK Advani, a Lok Sabha member for an Ahmedabad constituency, visited the wounded persons in Civil Hospital and demanded a revival of tough anti-terror laws like Pota, saying current laws were ineffectual in dealing with terrorism.
Phone scare for Kerala
Kerala was put on a full alert after the state police today received information from their Karnataka counterparts that a reporter of a Bengaluru-based news channel received an anonymous call threatening to target Kerala at 7 p.m. today. Sumit Sanghvi, a TV9 reporter, received an Internet telephone call on his mobile from the number 0991118809 around 8.15 p.m. last night and a second call at noon today. The anonymous caller spoke in Hindi and claimed to be a Mujahideen. He reportedly said: “Yesterday we targeted Bengaluru, today is over, and tomorrow we target Kerala.” Home minister Mr Kodiyeri Balakrishnan said security has been beefed up at all public places and near key installations.

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