NEW DELHI: A day after the alert to states, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday said the country cannot ignore terror activities, indicating that specific intelligence inputs had indeed been received by the Central agencies.
“No possibility can be ruled out. We cannot ignore terror activities. Hence alerts are issued,” he said on the sidelines of a function here.
In its advisory to states on Monday, the Ministry of Home Affairs(MHA) had warned of possible communal tension, besides specific alert to 10 cities including Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai, Nagpur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Chennai and Vadodara.
According to the Home Minister, the government issues alert on the basis of intelligence provided by the intelligence and law enforcement agencies.
“We issue regular alerts. We issue alerts on the basis of whatever information we get,”Rajanth added.
The sleuths are also scouring the cyberspace to counter the propaganda of miscreants ahead of the festival. The MHA has also asked the states to ensure proper security arrangements at places of worship during Diwali.