Love Jihad: The dangerous undercurrent that is destroying our social fabric

Officials who have probed cases of Love Jihad say that it is an undercurrent and many are not ready to accept the problem. There is a concerted effort to lure women from the Hindu and Christian community and convert them to Islam.

Bengaluru: There is a section that lives in absolute denial about the concept called as Love Jihad which had caught on at a rapid pace in Kerala. Recently a woman from Kannur opened up about her ordeal she had to undergo and how she was rescued from the trap of Love Jihad.

She said that she had a met a person called Mushabeer and fallen in love with him. However, he began to pressurise her to change her religion in case she wanted to marry him. She said that he threatened to pour acid on her if she did not convert.

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Why Baghdadi’s successor Abdullah Qardash will be equally or more ruthless

baghdadiNew Delhi, Sep 17: The frequency of the messages that Islamic State boss, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has been releasing is an indicator that the outfit is down and reports of him being unwell are true.

Over the years there has been plenty of speculation that Baghdadi may have died. There was however no official confirmation of the same and later it was found that the news of his death was being intentionally spread to ensure that he escapes the heat. He used this news to move places and escape, following which he earned the title, “The invisible Sheikh.’

59 remain: How Kerala became the main contributor to Islamic State in Afghanistan

New Delhi, Aug 03: While one more Islamic State recruit from Kerala was killed in Afghanistan, the fact of the matter is that there are currently 59 of them still part of the Khorasan.

Muhsin, a resident of Edappal was killed along with Huzaifa-al-Bakistani, a Pakistani ISIS commander.

Tamil Nadu Ansarulla: NIA secures custody of 16 accused

wpid-indiatv3c522c_nia_probe.jpgChennai, July 20: The National Investigation Agency has secured the custody of 16 persons in connection with the Tamil Nadu Ansaraulla case.

16 persons were arrested by the NIA on the charge that they were running a group called the Ansarulla, which was closely associated with the Islamic State.

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Why Tamil Nadu is the cradle for the Islamic State in India

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480New Delhi, July 14: The National Investigation Agency has busted another module in Tamil Nadu, which was propagating on behalf of the Islamic State.

The NIA searched the the office and house of What-e-Islam Tamil Nadu leader, Syed Mohammad Bukhari. It may be recalled that in raids conducted last month, the agency had arrested six persons.

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Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu: With a free hand, the radicalisation problem is curable

New Delhi, May 29: For the Intelligence agencies, the rate at which radicalisation has grown in states such as Kerala and West Bengal has been alarming. Several officials have in the past complained that the lack of a free hand and the immense politicisation of the issue had led to such a rapid rise in radicalisation in these states.

The minority appeasement has been one of the major reasons for these states becoming problematic. The same could be said about Tamil Nadu as well, where the first case relating to the Islamic State had been reported.

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How Tamil Nadu contributed to the Islamic State problem in India

New Delhi, May 21: The National Investigation Agency on Monday conducted more raids in Tamil Nadu in connection with a case relating to the Islamic State.

The NIA carried out searches at 10 different locations in Tamil Nadu, during which the agency recovered a number of digital devices. The NIA also recovered 3 laptops, 3 hard discs, 16 mobile phones, 8 SIM cards, 2 pen drives, 5 memory cards, a card reader and two knives apart from a large number of incriminating documents.

46 still missing: The Islamic State story in India and how it stands

New Delhi, May 07: The suicide bombings in Sri Lanka have raised major concerns in India, especially down south, where the agencies have found a large number of radical elements.

The rise of the Islamic State took place largely in 2014 and since then there has been a constant effort to radicalise several elements in India. The Indian agencies had launched “Operation Chakravyuh,” to track the online activities on the group.

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Has the Islamic State tied up with PFI? NIA probe on

New Delhi, May 04: The raids conducted at 20 different locations in Tamil Nadu in a PFI related case could paint a larger picture.

NIA officials say probing this link is necessary as the ISIS is known to tie up with regional outfits. This was seen during the Sri Lanka blasts, where the ISIS had aligned with the National Towheed Jamath.

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Why Kerala must be on guard for the silent returnees of the Islamic State

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480New Delhi, May 02: Post the attacks in Sri Lanka, the government confirmed that several elite Muslims had in fact joined the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and subsequently returned.

However they remained in the open with earning the wrath of the law as the country has no provision to act against such persons. When the Islamic State fell in his strongholds, a message was issued by the outfit chief, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. He went on to say that now the fighters should return to their homeland and carry out attacks there.