Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated across India today. Meanwhile, on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, Terrorist organisation al Qaeda in Indian Subcontinent (AQIS) has threatened attacks on India to avenge the murder of gangster-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf on live television in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj last Saturday, calling them “martyrs”.
According to media reports, On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, in its seven-page magazine released by As-Sahab, the propaganda media wing of al Qaeda, the terror group also promised to “liberate Muslims”.
In an indirect threat of releasing its members from security Tihar jail in the national capital, the magazine says: “We shall stay the hand of the oppressor— be it in the White House or the prime minister’s house in Delhi or GHQ in Rawalpindi. From Texas to Tihar to Adyala — we shall liberate all Muslim brothers and sisters from their shackles.” a report said.
Atiq and Ashraf were shot dead at point-blank range by three men posing as journalists during a media interaction at a Prayagraj hospital while police personnel were escorting them for a checkup.