The Union Ministry has detailed in a report the problem of radicalisation and how people returning from conflict areas such as Syria and Iraq are posing a security risk.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has launched the ‘Rad and Derad’ programme in a bid to understand why radicalisation is taking place. The programme apart from understanding why so many youth are being radicalised would also focus on counter measures to tackle extremism.
The Supreme Court has agreed to hear a petition by a mother who has alleged that her daughter was radicalised before she joined the ISIS. The petitioner sought an NIA probe into the alleged forced conversion of their daughter. The petition states that the girl was forcibly converted through Love Jihad and was being lured into joining the Islamic State in Afghanistan.
Stopping radicalisation in Kashmir is a key area that the Indian government would be focusing on. On Saturday, Indian Army chief, General Bipin Rawat had spoken about the menace of radicalisation in the Valley.
He was arrested in London on charges of rash driving. Shauman Haq alias Samiun Rahman joins the list of 100s of youth whose radicalisation process began in jail. Jails have very often been dubbed as radicalisation hubs and there are several cases in the past as well when such instances have taken place.
A street in Kerala has been named Gaza and this has caught the eye of the Intelligence Bureau. The street in the Thuruthi ward of the Kasargod municipality was named Gaza in an apparent reference to the disputed strip of land between Israel and Palestine.
The report was prepared to assess the situation in J&K and has now been sent to the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval.