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Govt initiates steps to check ISIS spread in India

Responding to a supplementary in the Lower House, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the government has adopted a series of strategies to tackle the spread of ISIS in the country.

By: PTI | New Delhi |
December 8, 2015 1:50:26 pm
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The government has initiated a series of steps to check the spread of ISIS in India, including the launch of a counter-radicalisation and de radicalisation strategy, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

Responding to a supplementary in the Lower House, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said the government has adopted a series of strategies to tackle the spread of ISIS in the country.

He said a counter-radicalisation and de-radicalisation strategy has been initiated and the government is planning to check the threat through cultural, education and employment activities.

In a written response, the other Minister of State for Home, Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary, said ISIS was trying to attract new recruits through a variety of means, especially the social media.

He said though the ISIS has not been able to attract many youths in India, its attempts are a concern for national security in the long run.

The intelligence and security agencies have been mandated to keep an eye on such youth who could become possible recruits of the terror organisation.

The government, he said, has banned 39 organisations under provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967. These include Babbar Khalsa International, Harkat-Ul- Mujahideen, United Liberation Front of Asom, Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, Students Islamic Movement of India and CPI-ML People’s War group.

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