17 cases, 122 arrests by NIA pertaining to Islamic State cases in South India

New Delhi, Sep 16: The National Investigation Agency has registered 17cases related to the presence of Islamic State in the southern states.

The states in which cases have been registered are Telangana, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka. Further the agency has also arrested 122 operatives, the Ministry of Home Affairs said.

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On ISIS recruits in South India, UN forgets to make a very honourable mention of Tamil Nadu

ISIS-flag-afp-640x480New Delhi, July 27: The United Nations in its report spoke about the significant number of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka. The report said that there are a significant number of ISIS terrorists in both states and the Al-Qaeda in the Indian Sub-Continent has around 200 terrorists from India.

Both these claims are not new and are known very well to the Indian Intelligence Bureau (IB) and the investigating agencies such as the National Investigation Agency (NIA).

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Chennai ISIS module members were in process of setting up wilayah in South Indian forests

niaNew Delhi, June 24: The National Investigation Agency has filed a chargesheet against 12 people in connection with the Chennai Islamic State case.

The NIA charged, Pachaiyappan, Rajesh, Anbarasan T, Abdul Rahiman, Liyakath Ali, Mohammed Haneef Khan, Imran Khan, Mohammed Zaid, Ejaz Pasha, Hussain Shariff, Khaja Mohideen and Mahboob Pasha.

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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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ISIS arrests in South: Discourse on Islamic radicalisation can no longer remain in the sidelines

isis-ter-minThe arrests of the ISIS operatives by the Delhi Police opened up a can of worms literally. The busting of this module led to the police finding that there were many operatives who were part of this network. And the police is talking of a pan-India network with its largest presence in South India.

The past week has seen plenty of development in South India regarding the Islamic State. The revenge attack in which a police officer was killed brutally by terrorists leaning towards the ISIS was yet another wake up call about how deeply infested the problem of terror and radicalisation is down South.

The police have arrested Towfiq and Shamim in connection with the murder of the special sub-inspector Wilson at the Kanyakumari district of Tamil Nadu. The two, said to be associated with the ISIS, were arrested from the Udupi Railway station in Karnataka.

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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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Radicalisation of South India by Wahhabis who came and went before we knew it

zakir-naikNearly 1,800 Wahhabi preachers came to South India between 2006 and 2012. They preached, they radicalised, and they left, and the government sat over it.

The latest chargesheet by the National Investigation Agency paints a very grim picture about the state of affairs in Southern India. The growth of the Islamic State, extreme levels of radicalisation coupled with the problems of the Rohingya Muslims are the major issues that stare at the southern states, particularly Kerala and Tamil Nadu.

The latest chargesheet is with regard to the Kerala ISIS case. The NIA states that one of the accused, Riyas Aboobacker was radicalised in 2017 through social media platforms. Further the NIA says that he had held conspiracy meetings in Kochi in which it was decided to carry out a series of suicide attacks in India.

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Why South India must be concerned about terrorists from West Bengal

New Delhi, Oct 15: The Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen (JMB) has gradually risen its ugly head and gone on to become one of the most dangerous terror groups in the country. During a conference of the chiefs of the Anti Terrorism Squads, National Investigation Agency chief, Y C Modi said that the JMB had set up several modules in South India.

He went on to say that the JMB had specifically set up nearly 22 modules in Karnataka alone. Modi also went to add that the terror groups had several modules across the country.

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From terror, mingling with migrants to fake currency: How JMB made South India its playground

New Delhi, Sep 26: The arrest of Jahidul Islam alias Kausar has given the National Investigation to several clues as to how the Jamat-ul-Mujahideen had been operating in South India. Islam is an accused both in the Burdwan and Bodhgaya blasts and he was arrested after nearly a five year chase. He along with his accomplice, Habibur Rehman were hiding in Karnataka at the time of their arrest.

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South India back on alert after Army picks up inputs of terror strike

highalertNew Delhi, Sep 09: The Army has said that it received inputs about a possible terror attack in South India. Further the Army also said that it had found some abandoned boats at Sir Creek.

Lt Gen S K Saini said that they had inputs that there may be a terror attack in the southern part of India. Some abandoned boats have been recovered from Sir Creek. We are taking measures to ensure that the designs of these elements and terrorists are stalled, news agency ANI quoted Lt Gen Saini, General Officer Commanding in Chief, Army, Southern Command as saying.