Bengaluru: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under the hit list of many terrorist organisations. 

Recent reports coming in suggest that there are specific intelligence inputs that PM Modi will be assassinated on December 22 when he addresses a large gathering at the Ramlila Maidan Rally in New Delhi. The threat comes from Pakistan-based Islamist terrorist groups. 

Intelligence reports further suggest that the Jaish-e-Mohammed has mobilised men inside the country to carry out the mission. 

The PM will be in attendance, along with NDA CMs. 

So what is the trigger point for these terrorist organisations to target PM? 

Well, it’s the recent developments in the country. The Parliament enacted the Citizenship Amendment Act, denying citizenship to Muslims from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh, the abrogation of Article 370 and 35A, the air strikes in Balakot. All these have raised the hackles of the Islamist terrorist groups. 

The Special Protection Group (SPG) tasked with the job of ensuring protection for the PM round the clock, has been alerted about the imminent threat. The Delhi police too has been alerted over the issue. So the two are working in conjunction to thwart any such move by the Islamist groups. 

It is interesting to note that “In October 2019, a letter received by National Investigation Agency (NIA) purportedly published by Lashkar-e-Taiba, threatened to target Indian dignitaries, including the Prime Minister, to avenge the alleged excesses by the Indian Armed Forces in Jammu and Kashmir,” as quoted by a website. 

These Islamist terror groups are funded by Pakistan’s Inter-Service Intelligence (ISI) and also supplies them with the weapons to carry out destruction activities. 
In 2013, when Narendra Modi was the PM-designate, he was targeted at the ‘Hunkar’ rally in Patna, Bihar. There was an alleged endeavour to blow up the stage, on which he was seated. 
ISI always strives to stir communal passions in India.