According to Alok Mitta, IG National Investigation Agency, out of the 127 known recruits into the ISIS from India, 33 were from Tamil Nadu. Uttar Pradesh (19), Kerala (17), Telangana (14), Maharashtra (12), Karnataka (8) and Delhi (7) were the other states to figure in this list.
Terror down south and radicalisation were subjects that were often spoken about. The agencies often complained that South India had become a ticking time bomb, but it was an issue that was never taken seriously.
However, the birth of the Islamic State changed everything and the rapid pace at which youth from South India were being roped in set the alarm bells ringing. On Monday at a conference of anti-terror teams, Alok Mitta, IG National Investigation Agency said that the highest number of recruits into the ISIS in India were from Tamil Nadu. He said that out of the 127 known recruits from India, 33 were from Tamil Nadu.
New Delhi, Aug 09: Another Kerala operative, who had joined the Islamic State has been killed in Afghanistan.
This is the second incident being reported from Afghanistan in less than a fortnight in which a Kerala operative has been killed.
New Delhi: Every terrorist organization has an instruction manual but in the case of the ISIS there is a separate one which is to be followed by members of the recruit’s family.
The manual which was discovered by the Indian Intelligence agencies while dealing with a recruit who had left for Syria, lists out the rules and regulations for family members of the ISIS recruits.
New Delhi, Nov 18: The Narendra Modi-led government of India has very often emphasized that the role of elders plays a major role in curbing radicalization.
India, which battles the threat of terror every day, has decided to rope in elders and engage the parents more actively in ensuring that the youth do not join the ISIS.
There are various chilling messages relating to Indian fighters in the ISIS that have been posted by Magnet Gas.
The account believed to be operated by Fahad Shaikh one of the four youth who had left their home town of Kalyan in Maharashtra last year to join the ISIS.
The messages aim at inviting more Indians on board the ISIS in both Iraq and Syria. Photographs of Indians on a boat have been posted on this account and verification being done by the Intelligence Bureau would show that this account is operated by Shaikh.
The ISIS which is recruiting youth globally has done its bit in Karnataka as well. Several youth from the state are alleged to have gone to either Syria or Iraq and taken part in the war being fought by the ISIS.
While there is no news about the whereabouts of several youth, the Intelligence Bureau had indicated that they could have joined the ISIS.
In the recent past three youth from Karnataka are alleged to have crossed over into Syria and IB officials suspect that they may have been killed.