Indian PM Getting Death Threats From Kashmir Militants
23 July 2003
The Daily Times
New Delhi: India's junior Home Minister Harrin Pathak on Wednesday said two of the most formidable militant groups fighting in Kashmir had issued death threats against the country's top leaders. The alert came a day after one of the two groups Pathak named in parliament was charged with staging a suicide attack on a military camp in Kashmir which left four generals injured and a brigadier and seven other soldiers dead. 'Militant groups operating in Kashmir, especially the Lashkar-e-Taiba and Jaish-e-Mohammad, have been issuing threats against Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee and Deputy Prime Minister Lal Krishna Advani,' he told the upper house. Other Indian VIPs were also being threatened with similar death threats by the two heavily armed militant organisations, Pathak said in a statement. Vajpayee and Advani as well as a handful of other national leaders live in fortified homes and are protected by layers of commandos armed with machine-guns and bazookas.