Wednesday, January 23, 2013

India warns Kashmiris of possible nuclear attack


In rare and unprecedented move, Indian officials in the Indian controlled Kashmir have warned the Kashmiris to build bomb-proof basements, collect two weeks’ worth of food and water and be prepared for a possible nuclear war.


The notice, published on Monday by the Kashmir police in the Greater Kashmir newspaper, advised people to build toilet-equipped basements large enough to house the entire family for two weeks. If there is no basement, residents should construct bunkers in their front yards, the notice advised.

The shelters should be stocked with candles, battery-operated lights and radios and nonperishable food and water that is regularly replaced to ensure it is fresh, it said.



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Local officials did not answer calls asking why they were suddenly concerned about a nuclear attack in the region, repeatedly fought over by nuclear-armed rivals India and Pakistan. However, a series of deadly skirmishes along the cease-fire line in recent weeks has heightened tensions between the two countries.

Read more about it at: Khaleej Times
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