Rajnath seeks clerics’ help to stop IS recruits

The hour-long meeting, also attended by NSA Ajit Doval and senior Home Ministry officials, apprised the Muslim clerics about activities of the Middle-East terrorist group and its efforts to attract Indian youth to its fold.

Written by Abantika Ghosh , Sagnik Chowdhury | New Delhi | Updated: February 3, 2016 2:05 am
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Amid a nationwide crackdown on Islamic State (IS) recruitment, a delegation of Muslim clerics and leaders met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday and discussed “issues concerning the community”. Source said the home minister sought the delegation’s support to prevent Muslim youth from being lured by oufits like the IS.

According to sources, Singh admitted a “lack of confidence” in the government among some religious groups.

“The minister started off by saying that he wanted a free and open dialogue to resolve these pending issues and to clarify some of the misperceptions that are created by controversial remarks that give a negative impression about BJP-RSS,” said a source.

Community leaders raised a range of issues, including the minority status of Aligarh Muslim University and Jamia Millia Islamia, the Communal Violence Bill and the 123 Wakf properties in Delhi that are in possession of various government agencies.

“The problem is that behind closed doors, the minister talks about lack of confidence, but the government, instead of taking punitive action against communal loudmouths, actually rewards them,” said a cleric present at the meeting.

NSA Ajit Doval and IB chief Dineshwar Sharma also attended the meeting.

According to sources, the home minister sought the support of the delegation in counter radicalisation measures to prevent Muslim youth from falling prey to outfits like the IS. At the same time, he stressed that India’s traditions and family values would thwart any radicalisation attempts.

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    Izzath
    Feb 2, 2016 at 12:59 pm
    Dear Indian MUSLIMs, Please Unite and Talk against JIHADI FUNDAMENTALISM. FOR ALL MUSLIMS INDIA IS FIRST. I AM a democratic and Secular Muslim. We should condemn these fundamentalist groups. We should support the secular and DEMOCRATIC nature of India. I am AGAINST ALL THESE fundamentalism. JAI HIND. Izzi
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      Izzath
      Feb 2, 2016 at 1:17 pm
      Dear Sirius, Thank you for the comment. Please believe me I do not have any hatred towards our PM. he was voted by democratic manner we should support him. I love the system of DEMOCRACY AND SECULARISM IN INDIA. I never had a RELIGION based mindset. I am against Religion based Extremism. Izzath
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        Izzath
        Feb 2, 2016 at 12:27 pm
        I am Muslim. For me India is First do not support any fundamentalism. Please do not Impose Extreme fundamentalist Ideology in the minds of Indian Muslims. India is a Secular country and we Muslims need to live with Hindus, Christians and Sikhs and others in Harmony. Extreme Wahabism is creating a BIG problem for all moderate Muslims. If you see the current world scenario we have Suicide Bombings, Sunnis Killing Shias in the name of Jihad, Al Qaeda, Boko Haram, ISIS, Extremist groups in the name of Islam in so many countries. Please analyze the countries funding and fueling these groups? Spreading the dangerous ideology? The w Syria problem is based on the Shia – Sunni conflict. There is no Development in Muslim community, No Knowledge, No Technology, No proper Education, No Employment for Muslims, No one Bothers about these fundamental problems. Why most of the Muslims are focusing on the fundamentalism? Please be moderate and be a Secular and democratic Muslim in India. Keep the Religion and spirituality within the mind and keep it personal. Religion is between a human being and GOD. Please do not insutionalize the Religions. This is applicable to all Muslims Hindus and Christians and others.
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          Arun
          Feb 2, 2016 at 2:43 pm
          RSS and Muslims, are like, North pole and South pole. It is good news if the they have come together.
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            Dcl Lan
            Feb 3, 2016 at 4:33 am
            #dawn/news/1236880/jinnah-between-kerala-and-dubai# now they are targetting kerala
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              Dcl Lan
              Feb 3, 2016 at 4:38 am
              its better to find all links and financial source of isis sympathizers. Abul Kalam Azad was a a caliph supporter. and some of there relatives corporate companies in India , UK,switzerland need to be traced.
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                KB
                Feb 2, 2016 at 12:48 pm
                musalman ke kuchh bachche apne raste se bhatak rahe hai... lekin wo bahot kam log hai.... bhartiya musalman log owaisi, azam vagere ke bahkave mein naa aye yah log sirf apni votes ki rotiyan sekna jante hai... unko to aap ke jaise hazaro miljayenge... lekin aap ke maa baap ke aap ek laute ho... sab se pahele hum indians hai fir koi hindu ya musalman... jay hind........
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                  Bharat
                  Feb 2, 2016 at 12:53 pm
                  The hatred within any mind of any human is virus deeply infected and needs to be scanned fast. All lives born are Human with many tags. No Muslim, Dalit or Sikh is going from this country and no one can expel them. Any methodology adopted to make any community marginalized or under hostile fire, may only back fire for loss of national spirit. Therefore, any one treating any human out of dignity must be brought to books by courts and punished severely. Let law is respected instead of selected group of religion by state. Raj Dharm is just and superior than other religion of governing insutions.
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                    KP
                    Feb 2, 2016 at 4:42 pm
                    India must first of all revert back to INDIAN LANGUAGES, and Central govt must stop imposing the stani Islamic origin language HIndi while eradicating Indian languages out of schools, essential service. World 's largest example of Jizya and Taqiyya are both occuring in India.
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                      KP
                      Feb 2, 2016 at 4:41 pm
                      RSS ARE MUSLIM THEMSELVES, just pretending to be Hindus. Islamization of India is in progress for the last 6 decades by willful eradication of Indian language by the successive proxy Muslim govts like BJP and Khangress and replacement and imposition of stani Islamic origin language Hindi. Narendra Modi is a Muslim himself who is basically selling the country to stan and refuses to even speak in Indian languages (incl Gujarati), only speaks in stani language Hindi alone. He wants expand Islam in India with his allies RSS and just are using Hindu name for publicity.
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                        Martand
                        Feb 2, 2016 at 5:56 pm
                        Most of these clerics are ISIS sympathizers and support tthe demonic arabic cult of bigotry and violence against non-muslims.
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                          Me Marathi
                          Feb 2, 2016 at 12:24 pm
                          Islamic jihadi b@stards are menace and only language they understand is bullet in their head.
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                            Me Marathi
                            Feb 2, 2016 at 1:46 pm
                            Good that you have accepted the real crux. Islam is being taken to toss by few islamic jihadi b@stards. They need to be eliminated. They are menace to the w World. If people like you eliminate them , Better. Else the combined strength and allied forces will do the necessary.
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                              tatkdp
                              Feb 2, 2016 at 4:49 pm
                              Rss is better than Muslims..dey didn't attacked all d innocent civilians without any cause like muslim terrorists..dey only revenged d cruel act from terrorists not all innocent civilians
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                                N Mahesh
                                Feb 2, 2016 at 12:30 pm
                                Good step taken by the government seeking help from religious leaders.
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                                  india
                                  Feb 2, 2016 at 4:53 pm
                                  how became hindi as islamic language when its written in devanagari..yes there is infusion of urdu words which should be stopped
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