Police foil attempts by four Hyderabad young men to join ISIS rank

The youths were attracted by the ISIS propaganda on social networking sites and net-based mobile messenger.

By: Press Trust of India | Hyderabad | Updated: September 5, 2014 8:20 pm

An alleged attempt by a group of four young men from the city to join the rank of ISIS, a Sunni jihadist group, has been foiled by the Hyderabad Police.

The four, including two engineering students (all aged between 23 and 25), were tracked down to Kolkata last week from where they were allegedly preparing to flee to Iraq, a senior police officer told PTI on Friday.

The youths were “attracted” by the ISIS propaganda on social networking sites and net-based mobile messenger, he claimed.

“However, it were the parents who got “suspicious” about their children and got in touch with the City Police, who in turn picked them up from Kolkata last week based on their parents’ information,” the police officer said.

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The youths were then counselled and sent back to their parents, he added.

Reacting to a query, the officer further said the four youngsters were not in touch with ISIS operatives or vice-versa and it was only through social networking platforms that they were drawn to ISIS.

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  1. S
    Sep 5, 2014 at 3:34 pm
    Declare the families of these persons non Indianand ordered them to quit India without delay.
    1. R
      Sep 5, 2014 at 2:24 pm
      I'm re-posting this with some corrections of typos:Are they "AP" young men or "Telangana" young men? You better be sure about that. I ume the "news" reporter lives in India and is abreast of recent political and geographic events such as the bifurcation of the state. Thank you.
      1. Jona Miki
        Sep 5, 2014 at 4:49 pm
        Yes, it is extremely important to detail out from which eXact locality they come from given the bifurcation of the state., infact it is more important than knowing about these disturbing trend about our young lads ready to offer their life to a third rated organization., what else to say Mr.runcotvs..!!!!
        1. J
          Sep 5, 2014 at 11:24 pm
          While living abroad one can find the difference between the thinking of Indian Musl and Musl
          1. kris kumar
            Sep 5, 2014 at 4:54 pm
            Majority of Indian Muslims are law abiding and love and care for the nation. But we have extreme elements in the society who have been brainwashed by fanatics who just believe in jihad and killing. Indian Muslims may support other Muslims in distress but they will not betray their mother land and that is my belief. The parents of the boys have been brave enough to warn the police and if all communities did that and warn police of their children intention India will be much better and safer place. I am sure under Modi raj we all share the responsibility and welfare and security of all our citizens.
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