The radicalisation menace in Tamil Nadu was brushed aside for too long, until the NIA exposed it in 2014

New Delhi, Mar 02: The rise in radicalisation in Tamil Nadu has been a key concern for the security agencies. The topic has been for long brushed under the carpet and it was only in 2014 that the National Investigating Agency began a sustained campaign, following which several modules were busted and many were arrested.

Of the 177 arrests made by the NIA since 2014 in Islamic State related cases, Tamil Nadu at 34 accounted for the highest. Maharashtra 26 and Uttar Pradesh at 25 were the second and third. Kerala saw 19 arrests, while in the case of Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir, it was 17 and 11 respectively.

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