New Delhi, May 14: The recent announcement by the Islamic State that it has set up the Wilayah of Hind in Jammu and Kashmir comes in the lines of the outfit announcing the Global Islamic Council.
The ISIS claimed that it has established a new province in India following clashes between terrorists and security forces in Kashmir on May 10. The announcement was made by the terror group through its news agency, Amaq.
On Friday, the Jammu and Kashmir police said for the first time that the Islamic State has entered the Valley. In an already crowded terror market in Kashmir, the ISIS has been trying to make its presence felt for long.
Arif Ejaz Majeed, one of the four youth from Kalyan who joined the ISIS in Iraq was killed allegedly by an air strike. While this information was confirmed to the family by an associate of his by the name Shaheen Tanki, the internet is filled with homage for Majeed who already has been termed as a martyr.
A couple of hours after his death there were several who had posted on various forums online about Majeed becoming a martyr for the cause.
The arrest of two men Abdul Rahman and Rilvan arrested by the Tamil Nadu police for sporting and distributing ISIS T-shirts is just a sign of how deeply the Iraq and Syria based terrorist organisation has penetrated into India. Right from recruiting youth from India to radicalising several lakhs, the ISIS is on an aggressive path.
The T shirts which were being distributed in Tamil Nadu were ordered from a firm in Tirpur. What led to the arrest was a Facebook post in which 24 persons had posed for a photograph sporting ISIS T-Shirts. The T-shirts were sold at Rs 250 a piece.
The T-shirt culture by the ISIS started off on an online store operated out of Indonesia. The idea was to popularise brand ISIS and in a bid to set up the Global Islamic Council, the outfit realised that it needs to be popular in every corner of the world. A group of people who subscribed to the views of the ISIS even started a store on Facebook and the same was taken down after several complaints.
A recent letter by to the police commissioner of Bombay swearing attacks against Israelis in retaliation to the Gaza war makes one very interesting point.
It has been signed as Mujahideen. While the authorities confirm that it is a letter written by the Indian Mujahideen, what has raised eyebrows is that the letter was signed, “Mujahideen.”
It is certainly not a typo and has a meaning to it. This is yet another sign to show that the Indian Mujahideen today is more interested in international issues and wants to move past the India tag. Attacking Indians in India has earned them hatred amidst their own community and the lack of local support has not helped them one bit.
It all started at the Paranagipettai village in Tamil Nadu. Known for its scenic beauty this scenic coastal village near Cuddalore is today called the place from where Haja Fakruddin hails. He had called his parents seven months back and all he said that his dream had been fulfilled and he has reached the land of Allah. Haja has been tracked to Syria and is a full time fighter for the ISIS.
Haja’s entry into the ISIS inspired many Indians. He was the first one from India to join the ISIS and today the number of Indian militants in the ISIS is a confirmed 80.
The Maharashtra government has woken up to the reality of a Wahabi influx in the state and has given information about the missing youth even as Intelligence Bureau officials confirm that nearly 125 youth are under the scanner.
As per Home Minister of Maharashtra, R R Patil, they have shared information with the Intelligence Bureau about the four missing youth from Kalyan. He however said that he is not aware of 125 youth who have gone missing. The Central Intelligence Bureau tells rediff.com that 125 are under the scanner and these are those youth who are leaning towards the Al-Qaeda and ISIS ideology.