New Delhi, Apr 15: When Narendra Modi came to power in 2014, he had made it clear that his government would have a zero tolerance policy when it came to terror. Major terror groups operating in the heartland such as the Indian Mujahideen had been completely wiped out by 2014.
Attempts were made to revive outfits such as the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) and the Indian Mujahideen (IM), but timely intervention ensured that their plans did not succeed. India then witnessed another problem of the Islamic State (ISIS) which was threatening to become a wave.
New Delhi, Feb 18: A special court today awarded death penalties to 38 of the 49 convicts in the 2008 Ahmedabad serial blasts. The remaining convicts were awarded life sentences by the court.
On February 8 the special court had held 49 people guilty for the blast in which 56 people were killed and over 200 injured. 28 persons had been acquitted as the court did not find evidence against them.
The blast was the handiwork of the Indian Mujahideen which had only a year before the blast announced its arrival in Uttar Pradesh following a blast at a court. The Indian Mujahideen comprised members of the Students Islamic Movement of India. It was decided to launch the IM as the SIMI had been banned under the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government.
New Delhi, Feb 14: The Indian Mujahideen was without a doubt one of the deadliest terror outfits in the country. Although the outfit is down, it would not be right to say that it is out.
The IM which originated from the Students Islamic Movement of India can well make a comeback if a close watch is not kept. Intelligence Bureau officials tell OneIndia that the SIMI is trying to make a comeback and there are many outfits which are aiding its cause by using several issues.
The Indian Mujahideen had created havoc in the years between 2008 to 2010. One of the early unearthing of the Indian Mujahideen took place in 2008 following the Ahmedabad serial blasts which resulted in the death of 56 persons.
New Delhi, Oct 01: The Uttar Pradesh police in its chargesheet against journalist Siddiqui Kappan said that he was trying to further a terror agenda. In its 5,000 page chargesheet, the police said that he was headed to report the Hathras gangrape case and said that he was trying to further the terror agenda of the banned outfit, Students Islamic Movement of India.
The chargesheet while referring to an article written by him during the anti-CAA protests says that in writing, the Muslims have been portrayed as victims and were beaten up by the police and were asked to go to Pakistan. It is evident from the writing that it was done to incite the Muslims, the police also said.
New Delhi, Dec 12: An operative of the Students Islamic Movement of India was arrested by the Enforcement Directorate at the Thiruvananthapuram International Airport on Saturday in connection with a money laundering case.
Rouf Sharif, a native of Anchal in Kollam district was deported from Muscat after the ED and Lucknow police issued look out circulars against him. He is alleged to be involved in funding for the nationwide strike against CAA and NRC.
New Delhi, Dec 07: Wanted for 19 years, Abdullah Danish an operative of the Students Islamic Movement of India was arrested by the Delhi Police from Zakir Nagar in southeast Delhi. Danish was wanted in a sedition case and under the provisions of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Danish had been declared a proclaimed offender in 2002 by a court after he remained untraced. He and several others had fled the SIMI headquarters in Jamia Nagar during a raid in 2001.
The SIMI and the ISIS have tried to rile up the Indian Muslims with the objective to fight for a Caliphate and overthrow the democratically elected government. Riots in Delhi show how Indian Muslims have been tricked by such outfits
In the year 1996, the Students Islamic Movement of India had issued a statement. It said that democracy and secularism had failed to protect the Indian Muslims. The sole option now is to fight for a Caliphate, the SIMI had said.
The statement is eerily similar to the one put out by the Islamic State during the northeast Delhi riots. The ISIS too had said on its Telegram channel that it was time for the Indian Muslims to unite and overthrow the democratically elected government.
While the opposition has been using Shaheen Bagh to experiment with misinformation and conspiracy, they have also been paving a path for the return of terror groups, which agencies had succeeded in putting down
Shaheen Bagh is not a coincidence, but an experiment and a conspiracy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a rally at New Delhi that the ongoing protests at Shaheen Bagh is a political experiment and not a coincidence.
He further said that both the Aam Admi Party and the Congress are fuelling the demonstrators. This is a conspiracy and there is a political design to it, which will ruin the harmony of the nation, Modi also said.
The gradual unfolding of events in protests such as the ones in Jamia Milia and Shaheen Bagh have allowed people to spot the radical Islamic movement lurking about. Intelligence agencies have said the SIMI has become active again, waking up their women’s wing – Shaheen Force
The more one looks at the protests over the new citizenship law, it appears that it is increasingly becoming a radical Islamic movement rather than a peoples’ movement.
It all began in a very systematic manner at the Jamia Milia University and over the days, the violence spread to Uttar Pradesh, Mangaluru and other places. Take for instance the protests at Shaheen Bagh. The venue has become a forum to raise anti India slogans and drive fear into the minds of the Indian Muslims that the new law would affect them, while in reality it does not concern the Indian Muslims at all.
New Delhi, Jan 03: One of the key focuses of the Narendra Modi government has been internal security. While the government has dealt with an iron fist on issues relating to terror, there are bound to be challenges this year as well. While internal security challenges would remain, the immediate agenda would be to control the protests around the citizenship law.
It is the violence which is the key concern of the government and with various reports suggesting the presence of radical groups and terror organisation, the challenge has only become immense.