Recent ISIS arrests are just a ‘needle in South India’s jihadi haystack’

isis-mn1While our attention was diverted toward terrorism in Kashmir and away from homegrown terrorism down south, intelligence agencies have now turned their heads towards the region which needs a lot of effort to counter the radicalisation that has spread. Counter-terrorism expert Animesh Roul explains how one should go about it?

There have been a series of raids in the past couple of months in South India. The raids are largely focused on the Islamic State and the deep infestation of radicalisation in South India.

The National Investigation Agency has learnt that the ISIS has been teaming up smaller radical groups in South India to expand its base. To discuss this issue further, we caught up with counter-terrorism expert, Animesh Roul from the New Delhi based policy research group Society for the Study of Peace and Conflict.

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Disintegration of Hizbul Mujahideen and why it’s on the verge of extinction

ter-mnFrom carrying out operations based on intelligence to squeezing out funds for terrorists, the government has come a long way in bringing the fall of Hizbul Mujahideen. The terror outfit is now on the verge of extinction

The Director General of the Jammu and Kashmir Police, Dilbag Singh made a significant statement related to the Hizbul Mujahideen.

Singh said that the Hizbul Mujahideen is on the verge of being completely wiped out in South Kashmir, the stronghold of nearly all terrorist organisations in the Valley. The statement came in the backdrop of three terrorists associated with the outfit being killed in an encounter that was carried out at the Shopian district of South Kashmir. A week ago, the security forces had also gunned down the district commander of the Hizbul, Harun Hafaz at Doda in a gunfight.

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Charities of terror: Decoding Bengaluru’s Al-Hind trust that backs ISIS

isis-888Raids conducted by police have uncovered a Bengaluru based trust and has also brought to light the method by ISIS of using charities as a front to fund terror related activities.

Running a charity to cover up acts of terror has been rampant for some time now. During the nation-wide raids conducted in connection with an Islamic State case, one such charity cropped up.

The police found that this charity being run in Bengaluru was in reality a front to carry out terror related activities.

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Watch out! ISIS could be infiltrating CAA protests to carry out recruitment drives

shaheen-baghCries of Muslims being marginalised among other tactics are being used by the ISIS to show their support to the people. What it is doing, however, is trying to propagate unconventional Jihad, and carry out a recruitment drive for the same

Amidst all the protests that have been taking place around the newly amended citizenship law, one of the key concerns raised by our intelligence agencies is the recruitment of Muslim youth into terror outfits such as the ISIS.

The ISIS which has been pushing for pan India outfit would use its radical recruiters to enter these protests and undertake a recruitment drive. The other big danger is with regard to unconventional Jihad that the ISIS has been propagating for some time. An unconventional act of Jihad is basically undertaking an act of terror, with the conventional use of an IED.

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Poverty, radicalisation not connected: Gen Rawat makes bold statement for good reason

bipin-rawat-mnChief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat’s statement of having de-radicalisation camps has garnered a lot of attention. Though a section of media chose to criticise Gen Rawat, we take a look at the need to make such strong efforts to curb terrorism

India’s first Chief of Defence Staff, General Bipin Rawat made a strong statement when he spoke about de-radicalisation camps.

He said that those radicalised can be isolated in a gradual manner. However, there are people who have been completely radicalised, General Rawat said at the Raisina Dialogue 2020.

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How did Modi do it? The push for peace and the slow death of insurgency in North East

modi-222The many measures taken by the Modi Government has led to militancy in the North East dying a natural death. But how did he make inroads?

One of the biggest achievements of the Narendra Modi government has been the handling of North East. The peace accord with the NSCN (IM) was aimed at long lasting peace and was also a step forward in removing contentious problems on the Naga issue.

Now, in a major development, the Last Bodo militant group left Myanmar and surrendered to Indian authorities. The surrender by the National Democratic Front of Boroland (S), which is a close ally of the Paresh Baruah led ULFA is being hailed as a masterstroke by security agencies.

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To avenge new citizenship law, radical Islamic outfits would ensure spike in Love Jihad cases, warns IB

caa-mnThe Intelligence Bureau has sounded an alert that amidst the ongoing violence around the Citizenship Law, several radical Islamic outfits would push for Love Jihad with greater vigour

Bengaluru: Blackmail, sexually abuse and convert them to Islam. This has been the pattern followed several Islamic outfits, who have for long indulged in Love Jihad.

The Intelligence Bureau has sounded an alert that amidst the ongoing violence around the Citizenship Law, several radical Islamic outfits would push for Love Jihad with more vigour. Areas such as Kasargod, Mangaluru, Lucknow and Delhi would witness cases of Love Jihad in a big way, the IB has warned.

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Revenge! Islamic State of Tamil Nadu kills cop, plots murders of dozens of Hindus

isis-ter-minPolice sources told MyNation that this is a group operating in Tamil Nadu and its members are highly radicalised. The targeting of a cop has come as a shock to the force, since this appears to be a new modus operandi.

A major mystery has been solved and it was found that the Islamic State of Tamil Nadu was behind the killing of a special sub-inspector.

One Wednesday, the 57-year-old special sub-inspector was shot dead at a checkpost near Kaliyakkavilai in Tamil Nadu at around 9.30 pm. His body had stab injuries too and the police have identified the two killers as Abdul Shamim and Thowfic from Kanyakumari.

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Tamil Nadu ISIS operative arrested in Gujarat was in process of launching pan-India Jihad

arrest-mnZafar Ali Mohammad Haliq, a 25-year-old ISIS operative, and a resident of Cuddalore in Tamil Nadu was nabbed in a joint operation of the ATS and Vadodara Police

There have been a spate of arrests and all have been linked to the Islamic State. While in Delhi three suspects were arrested, in Gujarat one ISIS operative from Tamil Nadu was picked by the Anti-Terrorism Squad.

In this backdrop one must also note that earlier this week, the National Investigation Agency too had filed a chargesheet against several Tamil Nadu operatives, part of the Ansarullah, a group that is a proxy of the ISIS.

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Small terror groups, big plans: Tamil Nadu based Jihadi outfits are shaping the Khilafat movement in

nialogonewHiding in the shadows of larger terror groups are the smaller ones in Tamil Nadu, who are part of the bigger plot to shape the Khilafat movement. There’s a lot to take after the NIA busted 16 Islamic radicals

A plot to establish Islamic rule in India through operatives in Tamil Nadu and the UAE has been busted by the National Investigation Agency.
The NIA named 16 Islamic radicals from Tamil Nadu and said that they were conducting religious classes, brainwashing youth and had planned on establishing Islamic rule in India. The case is known as the Tamil Nadu Ansarullah case.

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