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Al-Qaeda threatens Assam BJP, AASU

A letter, written in the name of Al-Qaeda and Pakistan's ISI, threatens to blow up BJP and AASU offices in Assam.

india Updated: Dec 21, 2007 19:16 IST

Assam BJP president Ramen Kalita and AASU advisor Samujjal Bhattacharya have received a letter, written purportedly in the name of Al-Qaeda and Pakistan's ISI, threatening to blow up BJP and AASU offices.

The letter addressed to Kalita by eight persons claiming to be ISI and Al-Qaeda active members in Assam, threatened "to bomb the main BJP and AASU offices like the World Trade Centre (in USA)".

"Your offer to (Bangladeshi writer) Taslima Nasreen to stay in Assam is against Islam and its tenets. If you don't stop your activities immediately a powerful bomb will be exploded in your main office," cautioned the letter made available to the media on Friday.

The hand-written letter, in immigrant Bangladeshi style Assamese dated December 11 on plain paper and received by post on Thursday, alleged that the BJP under Kalita's leadership was "resorting to mental and physical torture of local Muslims"."Samujjal Bhattacharya's death is also certain for his activities as AASU advisor," the letter threatened.

Kalita said an FIR had been lodged at the Dispur police station and senior police officials informed. AASU's Bhattacharya said, "It is the duty of the state government to find out the source of the letter and take appropriate steps."