Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi gets a bomb threat of a ‘blast bigger than 2006’

Is it not shameful for Hindus that temples are threatened with such type of threats, even though Hindus are in majority in this country ? Hindus should unite and strive for establishing Hindu Rashtra to change this situation ! – Editor, Hindujagruti

New Delhi : Security was tightened at Sankat Mochan Temple in Varanasi after temple authorities received an anonymous letter threatening a bomb blast on its premises. Vishambhar Nath Mishra who is the chief priest of the temple said that according to the letter a bigger blast will hit the temple again.

In 2006, Sankat Mochan Temple, along with Varanasi Cantonment Railway Station and Shiv Ganga Express was rocked by series of high-intensity bomb blasts which killed 21 people and injured more than hundreds.

Talking to ANI, Mishra said that the letter claimed a bigger blast will hit the temple which meant it was the same group which carried out the blast in 2006. After receiving the letter it was handed over to the police for further investigation.

Calling it the handiwork of anti-social miscreants, Mishra said that security of temple and in the nearby areas has been increased.

Varanasi Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Anand Kulkarni stated that few names and a mobile number were mentioned in the letter and cops are looking at all the angles to nab the culprits.

“The letter had some names and a mobile number. Prima facie it appears someone may have done it to create trouble for the person named in the letter due to personal enmity. This temple is an important place of worship in Varanasi and we have tightened security in the area,” Kulkarni told ANI.

An unknown outfit Lashkar-e-Kahar (also known as Lashkar-e-Qahab) had claimed responsibility for the 2006 Varanasi attacks and warned of similar attacks in other cities until and unless the government stopped its “catch and kill” operations in Jammu and Kashmir.

Source : Times Now

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