NEW DELHI: The central government has asked all the state governments to tighten up the security of the Art of Living chief, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar whenever he visits their state. The state governments were cautioned as the India guru is currently facing a death threat from Jihadi militant groups.
In an intelligence communication, with the various security departments of all the states, the Union Home Ministry has told that the Middle East terror group ISIS and Pakistan-based Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan (TTP) have issued death threat to Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.
This year, in the month of March, the Art of Living Chief received death threats from the ISIS when he was touring the Malaysia as part of his mission. The ISIS in their letter to the Hotel Manager, where the Indian guru stayed threatened to blast the hotel if he was allowed to carry out “Hindu activities”, in the country.
The letter claims that the guru represents himself as a”non-religious” person but, his organization has been converting Muslims in Iraq and Iran. “It is meddling in Islamic affairs”, the letter said.
The Home Ministry in its communication to the secretaries of the states said that the Art of Living Centre, which was set up in the outskirts of the Islamabad in Pakistan was allegedly set afire by the Talibans and that the group has also threatened to kill Mr.Ravi Shankar, the Times of India reports.
Mentioning the earlier incidents the Home Ministry has ordered the State Governments to beef up the security of Mr.Sri Sri Ravi Shankar in order to protect him from the alleged death threats.