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Alleged Terrorist Threat Forces Dance Fests to Beef Up Security

The minister of tourism Dilip Parulekar in Goa, India told IANS news agency that two of the country's biggest dance music festivals, slated for later this month, have been ordered to boost security after a reported terrorist threat.

The organizers of Sunburn and Supersonic will have to increase security and metal detectors if they are to continue as scheduled on December 27-30, when they will bring such headliners as Martin Garrix, Kygo, Axwell, Disclosure, Zedd and more to Goa.

"We want the best security in view of the IS threat... The single window permission committee headed by the chief secretary, which grants permission for such events has decided to ask the organisers of the events to increase security on site."

The threat has been attached to jihadist militant group ISIS, and while Parulekar did not detail the threat to reporters, the seriousness was conveyed through the suspension of the festivals' permissions until the new security requirements have been fulfilled.

"...the organizers will also have to increase the security in view of the threat. The permissions will be granted once they comply with these conditions."

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