Quran Circle to honey trapping: ISIS making Karnataka a playground for radicalisation

New Delhi, Apr 17: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has charged three Islamic State (ISIS) recruiters in connection with the Quran Circle case. The NIA charged Muhammad Tauqir Mahmood, Zohaib Manna and Mohammed Shihab all residents of Karnataka.

The NIA said that its probe found that the accused persons were involved in radicalising and recruiting gullible Muslim youth into the ISIS through a group known as Quran Circle. They were also raising and receiving funds to fund the visit of the youth to go to Syria. The two accused Mahmood and Shihab had both visited Syria to establish contact with the ISIS, the NIA also said.

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Create terror, incite communal violence: The primary aim of murdering Bajrang Dal worker Harsha

New Delhi, Apr 04: The National Investigation Agency which is probing the murder of Bajrang Dal activist, Harsha has learnt that the crime was committed with the intention of striking terror and creating unrest amidst the hijab issue in Karnataka.

The FIR states, ‘and whereas the motive of the accused persons in the case appears to be striking terror in the society and create communal disharmony by using a lethal weapon. And whereas the Central Government thinks that a Scheduled Offence under the National Investigation Agency Act 2008 has been committed and having regard to the gravity of the offence and its ramifications on national security, it is required to be investigated by the National Investigation Agency.’

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Why radicals have a field day in South India targeting Hindu leaders

New Delhi, Mar 07: With the Karnataka police invoking the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act 1967 in the case relating to the murder of a Bajrang Dal worker in Karnataka, there is a likelihood of the National Investigation Agency taking over the probe.

The UAPA is usually invoked when there is a suspicion of a larger conspiracy which could potentially threaten national security. Shivamogga resident, Harsha was hacked to death by a group of men and the police suspect that this could be due to an ongoing feud since 2016.

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Kerala to Karnataka: How ISIS terrorists are propagating ideology

New Delhi, Jan 30: Deepthi Marla, Mohammad Waqar Lone, Mizha Siddeeque, Shifa Haris, Obaid Hamid Matta, Madesh Shankar, Ammar Abdul Rahiman and Muzamil Hassan Bhat have been named in the chargesheet by the National Investigation Agency in connection with an Islamic State case.

Mohammad Ameen from Kerala was running several ISIS propaganda channels on various social media platforms to propagate violent Jihad the NIA said. All the eight accused chargesheeted on Friday are affiliated with the banned terrorist organisation ISIS and were involved in radicalising, recruiting, organising terror funds and grooming like-minded gullible Muslim youth through different secured social media platforms to perform ‘Hijrat’ (migration) to ISIS-controlled territory for joining the ISIS, the NIA said.

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Lets be clear: The right to religion is not the right to convert

Members of the Christian community participate in a silent protest against the Anti-Conversion bill proposed in the Winter Session of Karnataka Legislative Assembly in Bengaluru.PTI Photo

New Delhi, Dec 15: Karnataka is likely to introduce the anti-conversion Bill and it is expected to have penal provisions. The Bill would state that those who insisting on converting to another faith will have to file an application before the Deputy Commissioner two months prior.

“The anti-conversion law that we are bringing is not aimed at targeting any particular community. We are bringing it within the framework of the law. It is there in Article 25 of the Constitution that there cannot be forced conversions but there was no penal clause if such conversions take place,” Home Minister Araga Jnanendra said, according to news agency PTI.

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In Karnataka fake currency bust, NIA charges one accused

New Delhi, Sep 16: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against one Sariful Islam in connection with a fake currency case.

The case was originally registered in Belagavi following the seizure of fake currency to the tune of Rs 82,000. The special NIA court had earlier convicted five persons in connection with the same case and sentenced them to six years imprisonment.

The probe revealed that Islam was procuring fake currency from an absconding accused Saddam Sekh and Hakim Sekh, both residents of Bangladesh. He would then circulate the same in Karnataka along with the other accused, the NIA said.

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The test for Bommai and the road ahead: A discussion with Dr. Shastri

New Delhi, Aug 19: The transition in Karnataka was a smooth one with Basavaraj Bommai taking over from B S Yediyurappa. While it is too early to tell, the question is how Bommai will take the party forward as in Karnataka the last two years in governance has been extremely crucial.

To find out how the Karnataka scenario will pan out, OneIndia caught up with Dr. Sandeep Shastri, India’s leading psephologist. He begins by saying that the BSY of 2012 is very different compared to the Yediyurappa of 2021.

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S R Bommai vs Union of India: How Bommai senior played a key role in Indian politics

New Delhi, July 28: Basavaraj Bommai replaced B S Yediyurappa as the Chief Minister of Karnataka. Bommai’s father had a brief stint as CM of the state in the 1980s, but he managed to make a great impact in Indian politics.

Each time there is a crisis of numbers in an assembly, the S R Bommai landmark verdict is cited. Known as the S R Bommai vs Union of India case, in this verdict the Supreme Court discussed at length Article 356 of the Indian Constitution. It was in this verdict that the Supreme Court laid down guidelines which curbed blatant misuse of Article 356 of the Constitution which allowed President rules to be imposed over state governments.

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Will BSY have the final say on who would replace him in Karnataka

New Delhi, July 27: The BJP leadership would tread carefully while naming a successor to B S Yediyurappa who resigned as the Karnataka Chief Minister on Monday. 

The BJP would keep in mind that the leader who would be CM when the state faces an election in 2023 will have to have the blessings of Yediyurappa. The central leadership would be sending Union Minister, Dharmender Pradhan to Karnataka to oversee the change of guard. 

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BSY says he will quit, but who will replace him

BSY, in deep trouble? Photo courtesy: The Hindu

Bengaluru, July 26: With Karnataka Chief Minister, B S Yediyurappa announcing that he would resign, the big question is who would replace him.

Sources tell OneIndia that observers would be sent from Delhi as the leadership change is effected in the state. 

The observers could come down, following which a legislative party meeting would be held during which a new leader would be appointed. 

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