The Promoters Of Two Holiday Dance Music Festivals In India Have Been Forced To Upgrade Security After Receiving Terrorist Threats From Isis.
The Sunburn and Supersonic festivals, which are both set for Goa between 27 and 30 December (15), have been targeted by the terror group and minister of tourism Dilip Parulekar is not taking any chances.
He tells the IANS news agency festival bosses have been told they must increase the number of security guards patrolling their sites and searching revellers.
Parulekar has suspended permissions for both festivals until organisers comply with the requests.
"We want the best security in view of the ISIS threat," he said.
The terror threats come a month after atrocities in Paris, France, where 89 people were killed at an Eagles of Death Metal concert during a night of bombings and related incidents across the city. ISIS officials have taken credit for the attacks.
As a result of the 13 November (15) horrors, many top acts scrapped European tours and French concerts.
U2, who were due to perform in the city the night after the attacks, postponed their Paris shows and returned to the stage earlier this month (Dec15) and introduced the Eagles of Death Metal as their special guests.