Terror flashback: Lanka crisis deepens jihad threats for southern India

New Delhi, July 21: The crisis in Sri Lanka is being closely watched by New Delhi. There appears to be no solution in sight as reports have already indicated that the election of Ranil Wickremasinghe an unpopular leader and a Rajapaksa loyalist risks a new turmoil in Sri Lanka.

The Indian agencies are keeping a close watch on the situation in the island nation and also along the borders. While the Intelligence Bureau had flagged a possible increase in smuggling activities, the agencies have also sounded an alert regarding a spillover by Jihadi elements into India especially in Tamil Nadu.

The Sri Lanka connection with Tamil Nadu where terror is concerned has cropped up more than once in the past. Back in 2014, the ISI had set up a module in Sri Lanka with the intention of targeting southern states. Ironically the module was set up in the Pakistan High Commission and was headed by a Pakistani official Amir Zubair Siddiqui.

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No strikes: Jihad in Kerala is focused more on changing mindset of the local Muslim

New Delhi, Aug 19: The mother of a girl from Kerala has once appealed to the Indian government to help bring her daughter back from Afghanistan. The mother of the girl who joined the ISIS in Afghanistan has been released by the Taliban it has been claimed.

This claim comes in the backdrop of raids that were conducted by the National Investigation Agency relating to the ISIS Kerala module. Two highly radicalised women from Kannur in Kerala were arrested by the NIA and the agency said that one had even travelled to Iran to join the ISIS in Syria. They have been identified as Mizha Sideeque and Shifa Haris.

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How ignoring the rise of Wahhabism in Kerala, Bengal put the nation’s security at risk

New Delhi, Mar 05: Last October, the National Investigation Agency arrested 7 Al-Qaeda operatives from West Bengal’s Murshidabad.

During the course of the investigation, the NIA found that several Jihadist organisation had mushroomed over the years in the state and were recruiting people to radicalise them and prepare them for Jihad.

It was also found that these youth were being taught the principles of Wahhabism. 

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Since the Ramadan of 2017, these terrorists from Tamil Nadu planned a violent Jihad

Zahran Hashim

New Delhi, Jan 24: Since the Ramadan of 2017, several meetings were organised in Tamil Nadu in which plans were made to undertake violent Jihad, the National Investigation Agency has said. 

In its chargesheet filed against 10 persons, the NIA said these terrorists had formed a Jihadi gang called ‘Shahadat is our Goal.’ The probe into the case revealed that the accused persons were radicalised by violent jihadi ideology. 

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Can’t do hijra, then Jihad is the option says Kerala ISIS module boss

0618-ISIS-Iraq-gulf_full_600An audio clip of the Islamic State which called on for attacks on the Kumbh Mela and Thrissur Pooram is under examination by the National Investigation Agency. The clip running into 10 minutes was recorded by Rashid Abdullah, the head of the Karsargod module of the ISIS also suggests various ways to carry out attacks.

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