An alert has been sounded in Gujarat by central security agencies following reports that members of jihadist group Islamic State have landed on the state's coast. The Dwarkadhish Temple may be under threat.
This is not the first time that the temple has received threats. According to reports, at least 12 to 15 operatives of Isis have landed on the coast.
Recently, six people with links to Isis were also arrested in Kerala's Kannur and Kozhikode districts. They were arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) over intelligence reports about possible terror threats in Kerala and Tamil Nadu.
The investigating agency has also found incriminating material in the possession of the accused.
The terror alert in Gujarat comes after President Pranab Mukherjee and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar emphasised the need to rout-out terror from South Asian and ASEAN countries. The Indian leaders were speaking in reference to the attack at Uri in Jammu and Kashmir, a hotbed of cross-border terrorism, which killed 19 Indian Army soldiers.
The terror group, Isis, is believed to be active in Bangladesh, but the country denies their presence. In the past one year, many people linked to Isis have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, and Kerala. A terror module was also busted before Republic Day celebrations in 2016.