Tamil Nadu is soon beating Kerala in terms of a highly radicalised state

tamilnadu-radicalisationNew Delhi, Dec 01: Raids by the National Investigation Agency continued in Tamil Nadu in connection with the Islamic State related case.

The raids were conducted in Thanjavur district and Tiruchirapalli city of Tamil Nadu based on warrants issued by NIA Special Court, Ernakulam.

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Joshua Project, Love Jihad: A systematic effort on in North East, Kerala to reduce Hindu population

muslim-girlConversions both forced and tricked are increasingly becoming a menace and there is a sustained effort by both missionaries and terror groups to rope in Hindu girls and convert them to Islam or Christianity.

There are a good number of people who often dub Love Jihad as a myth. There has also been a great deal of opposition when issues such as religious conversions are brought up.

The fact is that conversions both forced and tricked are increasingly becoming a menace and there is a sustained effort by both missionaries and terror groups to rope in Hindu girls and convert them to Islam or Christianity.

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Accused get 14 years RI in Kanakamala ISIS case

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480Kochi, Nov 28: A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court here awarded 14-year rigorous imprisonment to a man arrested in connection with a conspiracy to carry out terror strikes across Kerala and neighbouring states in 2016.

The Court had on Monday found guilty six people including prime accused Manseed Mehmood, arrested by the NIA in the Kanakamala IS terror plot case.

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Caliphate the real destination for Muslims: Radicalisation in Kerala more dangerous than Kashmir

abhinav-pandya-mnIn an interview with Abhinav Pandya, author of “Radicalisation in India-An Exploration,” Vicky Nanjappa travels down the path to South India to understand the challenges that radicalisation poses in Kerala

Radicalisation is one of India’s major concerns. Kerala and Kashmir face this problem the most and the fight ahead is an extremely crucial one.

In this context an in-depth and interesting book, “Radicalisation in India-An Exploration,” has hit the stands. The book authored by Abhinav Pandya, a Cornell University graduate in public affairs, who also writes for India’s premier think-tank Vivekananda International Foundation (VIF) is extremely well researched. It goes into the most intricate details of radicalisation especially in the state of Kerala and the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir.

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Six found guilty for plotting attacks in Kerala and nearby states

isisuaeNew Delhi, Nov 26: An NIA court has held six persons in connection with an ISIS case guilty. The court found six people, arrested in connection with a 2016 Islamic State (ISIS) terror plot case, guilty of conspiring to carry out strikes across Kerala and neighbouring states.

Those convicted are Manseed Mehmood, Swalih Mohammed, Rashid Ali, Ramshad N K, Safvan and Moinuddin. Special judge P Krishnakumar, however, acquitted Jasim N K.

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Lady member of Kerala ISIS module surrenders in Afghanistan

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480New Delhi, Nov 26: A member of the ISIS from Kerala has surrendered in Afghanistan before the law enforcement agencies.

Sonia Sebastin alias Ayesha was among the 21 persons from Kerala who left for Afghanistan and was part of the ISIS. It may be recalled that these persons had left Kerala in batches in the year 2016.

Kerala set to become southern corridor for Naxals: Here’s why the state should take a cue from the Centre

The counter to the Naxal movement from the Centre serves as valuable lessons for states to learn from as the rise in Naxalites in Kerala and other states of the South need to be combated

There is no dearth when it comes to the various security challenges in Kerala. The menace of radicalisation, Wahhabism and now Naxalism can all be found in Kerala.

Last week four Naxalites were killed in an encounter at Agali in Palakkad district. The police said that the encounter took place after the patrol party came under fire from the Naxalites. The encounter was an important one as the Kabani Dalam of Naxalites were planning to regroup in the area. The Congress was quick to react and condemned the killings. While Congress MP from Palakkad VK Sreekandan expressed doubts over the encounter, state opposition leader, Ramesh Chennithala said that it was highly improper to eliminate them ruthlessly.

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Here’s why the death of Baghdadi will have no impact on ISIS operations especially in Kerala

baghdadiThe killing of Islamic State chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi comes as a relief to the world, but the terror outfit’s decentralised structure would mean that his death may not have that much of an impact on its operations, especially in India

US President Donald Trump on Sunday confirmed that the worlds most dreaded terrorist, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi had been killed. The death of the Islamic State chief does come as a relief to the entire world, but the question is what does that change?

Looking at this from the purely Indian perspective, it is clear Baghdadi’s death is unlikely to change anything much especially in states such as Kerala, Kashmir and Tamil Nadu, which have been bitten by the ISIS problem.

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Illegal Bangladeshis in South India are real, ticking time bombs

bangladeshiInvestigating agencies are confronted with a situation that is like a double-edged sword – the problem of illegal Bangladeshis coupled with that of the Rohingya Muslims. Karnataka and Kerala have turned into hideouts.

In raids conducted across the city of Bengaluru on Saturday, the police arrested 30 Bangladeshis staying illegally. The police said that they would be booked under the Foreigners Act and deported accordingly. These raids come at a time when there are demands for an NRC to be conducted in every state.

Over the years, South India in particular has seen a large number of illegal Bangladeshis settling. The late Maloy Krishna Dhar, former joint director of the Indian Intelligence Bureau had spoken at length about this issue. During a talk at the Indian Institute of Science (IISC) in the year 2006, Dhar had spoken about how Karnataka and Kerala had become hotbeds for such illegal immigrants. He even said that there are several modules that have been set up in these states.

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Why does Kerala have an exclusive department for schedule caste converts to Christianity?

kerala-scst-chirstainAn extraordinary gazette notification dated July 27 2019 issued in Kerala invited applications through a ‘One Time’ Registration Scheme for assistant surgeon and casualty medical officers. The notification was issued by the Kerala Public Service Commission. However what is quite interesting or do we say shocking is that vacancies have been notified for the Schedule Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC).

Bengaluru: An extraordinary gazette notification dated July 27 2019 issued in Kerala invited applications through a ‘One Time’ Registration Scheme for assistant surgeon and casualty medical officers.

The notification was issued by the Kerala Public Service Commission. However what is quite interesting or do we say shocking is that vacancies have been notified for the Schedule Caste Converts to Christianity (SCCC).

This is the third time that such a motivation is being issued to fill up the 25 vacancies. Similar notifications have been issued since December 14. It states that the pay scale is Rs 45,800 to 89,000.

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