The NIA has found literature relating to the Islamic State. Speeches of the 20th century Islamic thinker Abu Ala Maududi too have been found during the searches.
New Delhi, Aug 02: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday carried out raids in multiple locations in India in connection with an Islamic State case. The NIA also conducted searches in Kerala in connection with a case pertaining to the arrest of Sathik Batcha alias ICAMA Sathik who along with four others attempted to kill police personnel during a vehicle check in February.
The case is an important one as it deals with the extreme level of radicalisation that has been taking place down south. The cases date back to February when an outfit called the Manitha Neeti Pasarai came under the scanner of the NIA.
Foreign funded Mosques have come up at a rapid pace in the border areas of Rajasthan and this has added to the problem of radicalisation
New Delhi, July 05: The brutal murder of Kanhaiya Lal, a Hindu tailor in Udaipur last week has once again put the focus back on the deep-rooted radicalisation that has been raising its head in India.
But how new is this phenomenon in the desert state? Did this aggression grow overnight sparked by a comment or should we delve a little deeper to find its origin. Experts believe that we need to look into the history of Rajasthan to understand “Hindu grievances” and “Muslim aggression”.
In his book, Radicalisation in India: An Exploration, Abhinav Pandya, a Cornell University graduate in public affairs and a policy analyst specialising in counterterrorism, Indian foreign policy and Afghanistan-Pakistan geopolitics, writes about Wahhabi radicalisation in Udaipur and other parts of Rajasthan. He has said that sleepy and laid back towns like Udaipur have witnessed huge protests in favour of the Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
While analysing Intelligence is crucial, it is equally important to have actionable intelligence and Tapan Deka is the right man for the job of IB chief
New Delhi, Jun 25: The Narendra Modi government on Friday appointed Tapan Deka as the Director of the Intelligence Bureau. The appointment is a crucial one and Deka was picked up over around four seniors in the Intelligence Bureau.
Officials OneIndia spoke with said that the idea is to add more strength to the Intelligence Bureau as Deka has a proven track record when it comes to tracking religious radicalisation, handling affairs in the north-east among others.
Deka who headed the Operations desk of the Intelligence Bureau has been tracking religious radicalisation and terrorism very closely. He is credited with breaking the back of the Indian Mujahideen, a terror outfit which wrecked havoc in the country between 2007 and 2013.
The Al-Qaeda is getting stronger thanks to the backing from the Taliban and this is leading to the problem of radicalisation across the globe
New Delhi, Jun 15: The Al-Qaeda is on overdrive mode and its chief Ayman-al-Zawahiri has released several videos in the past couple of months. The worry however is that most of them are India centric where he comments on India’s internal affairs and attempts to instigate Indian Muslims.
For India it is not just the Al-Qaeda which is a worry. With the United States hastily pulling of Afghanistan, the region has been unstable under the rule of the Taliban. This has also led to the strengthening of the Islamic State of Khorasan Province (ISKP) in Afghanistan. After the Taliban took over several of its leaders were released from prison.
Fear of being tripped over is what stands in the way of the fight against radicalisation in Kerala
New Delhi, May 31: The problem of radicalisation in Kerala is debated very often in the Intelligence circles.
The recent incident of sloganeering by a minor in Kerala has put the focus back on the most spoken about subjects in the state-radicalisation. If one closely looks at the manner in which the agencies have worked in Kerala, it is clear that they have given it their all to try and control the menace of radicalisation.
Officials say that they have identified the problem, tracked down the culprits, found their source of funds and even took down social media accounts spreading hate. However all this remains on paper because the political will is lacking or is deliberately lacking, says an official.
New Delhi, Mar 31: Radical islamic preacher, Zakir Naik’s organisation Islamic Research Foundation (IRF) has been banned on charges of radicalising Muslim youth.
The Ministry of Home Affairs in a notification declared the IRF an unlawful association and banned it for five years. The MHA said that the speeches of Naik were objectionable in nature and he had been extolling known terrorists apart from stating that every Muslim should be a terrorist.
New Delhi, Dec 21: The back to back political murders in Kerala has once again thrown up the often spoken about subject in the state and that is radicalisation. Recently the state police sought a ban on the Malayalam translation of a 14th century book Mashari-Al-Ushaaq or the Book of Jihad which has been used in the state extensively by the Islamic State.
While many radical outfits have mushroomed in the state of Kerala, the origins of radicalisation in the state can be traced back to the 1980s when the Wahhabi ideology began making its way. The same problem was found in Kashmir as well, but the ideology became deeply infested for a variety of reasons-one the lack of knowledge and two the lack of political will.
New Delhi, Nov 23: A member of an extremist Islamist group has been arrested in connection with the murder of an RSS worker’s murder in Kerala. The officer bearer of the Popular Front of India has not been named as yet since his identification parade has to first take place as per the norms of investigation.
R Viswanath, district police chief told reporters that the accused was directly involved in the murder of A Sanjith at Mabaram. More arrests will take place soon, the police chief also said.
The arrests of the ISIS operatives by the Delhi Police opened up a can of worms literally. The busting of this module led to the police finding that there were many operatives who were part of this network. And the police is talking of a pan-India network with its largest presence in South India.
The past week has seen plenty of development in South India regarding the Islamic State. The revenge attack in which a police officer was killed brutally by terrorists leaning towards the ISIS was yet another wake up call about how deeply infested the problem of terror and radicalisation is down South.
The police have arrested Towfiq and Shamim in connection with the murder of the special sub-inspector Wilson at the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. The two, said to be associated with the ISIS, were arrested from the Udupi Railway station in Karnataka.
Over the past few days, calls have been mounting to act against Naik, who is primarily wanted in a series of cases in India, that range from radicalisation to money laundering to conversion.
Naik, who was being backed by Malaysia after fleeing India is suddenly facing the heat after he said that Hindus in Malaysia have 100 times more rights than Muslims in India and also suggested that Chinese Malaysians be expelled before he was.