The National Investigation Agency has chargesheeted four persons in connection with the Chennai Islamic State. Among those chargesheeted are Haja Fakruddin, a Singapore citizen of Indian origin, Khaka Moideen, Shakul Hameed and Ansar Meeran.
The National Investigating Agency will study the rise of the ISIS and the influence the outfit has on Indian Muslims. The NIA will file a case against the outfit and it’s Chief Abu Bakr Al-Bhagdadi.
The case would be aimed at conducting a detailed study and also investigate the cases against the missing Indians, one of whom died a few days back at Iraq.
There appears to be a mad rush in India, especially in Tamil Nadu where the ISIS is concerned. Youth have openly proclaimed their support for the ISIS and Haja Fakrruddin of Tamil Nadu was one of the first to join the ISIS. Recently youth were found to be posing with ISIS T-shirts openly speaking about Sunni Pride.
The question is what has drawn these youth especially in India to the ISIS, a trend that was not found when similar battle were fought by their brothers in Afghanistan and also Kashmir.
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.
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.
amil Nadu, Kerala and Telangana have one thing in common. There is a growing clamour in parts of these states to join the movement in Syria and since the year 2013 at least five persons and their families have gone missing. This once again brings us to the question about the growing radicalisation taking place down and how this part of the country witnesses something new every now and then on this front.