As Sri Lanka tightens norms on Madrasas, why it is time to take a look at the ones in India

mahinda-rajapaksaNew Delhi, Jan 16: The Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, Mahinda Rajapaksa ordered the Muslim Religious Affairs Department to register all Madrasas with the department. He also instructed officials to re-evaluate the curricula of all Madrasas and prepare an updated curriculum.

The problem relating to the un-registered Madrasas in India has been spoken about for long. Even in the recent spate of arrests relating to the Islamic State case in South India, it was found that a few members had taken shelter in a Madrasa.

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Challenge to CAB in SC seeks similar rights for those from Bhutan, Sri Lanka

supremeNew Delhi, Dec 12: The IUML which has moved the Supreme Court challenging the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill has questioned why the new law protects only specific religious minorities.

In its plea, the IUML asks why the protection is given only to specific religious minorities from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan. Why not those from Myanmar and Sri Lanka, the petition also asks.

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China’s dual intent at Hambantota in Sri Lanka red flagged

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Hambantota Port

New Delhi, Dec 10: China could use the facilities created by it at the Hambantota port in Sri Lanka for both civilian and military purposes, a senior French Naval officer has said.

The statement comes in the wake of China repeatedly arguing that its interest in the port is purely commercial.

The Rajapaksas are back: 5 years have gone by, but India remains apprehensive

New Delhi, Nov 18: There was a time when four brothers controlled a nation. Mahinda Rajapaksa was president, Gotabaya, the defence secretary, Basil took the economic decisions and Chamal was speaker of the Parliament.

Today, the scenario in Sri Lanka is somewhat similar. Gotabaya is the president and there is talk that he would choose Mahinda as the prime minister as Mathripala Sirisena is likely to step down.

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NIA raids 7 locations in Tamil Nadu in connection with Coimbatore ISIS module case

NIA-raids-TNNew Delhi, June 12: The National Investigation Agency has conducted raids in several locations in Tamil Nadu over a suspected link between an Islamic State module and the Easter Bombings in Sri Lanka.

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NIA team in Sri Lanka to probe ISIS links with India operatives

New Delhi, May 29: A team of the National Investigation Agency is in Sri Lanka to probe possible Indian links to the Easter bombings that took place on April 21 in which over 250 were killed.

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Boat with Islamic State terrorists: Cops seek information from locals

New Delhi, May 28: A high alert was sounded following intelligence reports that a boat carrying 15 Islamic State Terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to Lakshadweep islands.

In the wake of this alert, the Kerala police chief met with security officials to review the situation. The police is seeking information from the locals regarding the boat.

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High alert continues as agencies look for boat carrying ISIS terrorists

boats-lakshdweepNew Delhi, May 27: The Navy, Coast Guard and Coastal police are maintaining a high level of surveillance off Kerala and Lakshadweep coasts following Intelligence reports that a boat carrying 15 Islamic State Terrorists had set off from Sri Lanka to Lakshadweep islands.

“The Navy and Coast Guard are maintaining vigil. Ships and aircraft have been engaged to ensure high level of coastal survillance”, Naval sources said, on Sunday.

Suspicious boat from Sri Lanka: ISIS may strike warns intelligence

boats-lakshdweepNew Delhi, May 26: A high alert has been declared after intelligence reports suggested that 15 persons with links to the Islamic State had left Sri Lanka in a boat to Lakshadweep.

Additional Director General of Police, Coastal Security, Tomin Thachankery warned that the group had begun its journey under mysterious

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Southern Islamic Caliphate: A plot involving Jihadis from Sri Lanka, Tamil Nadu, Kerala

New Delhi, Arp 25: The establishment of an Islamic Caliphate has been top of the priority of the Islamic State. Now, with the Colombo bombing, it has come to light that one of the prime accused Zaharan Hashim had instructed jihadis not only in Sri Lanka, but also in Tamil Nadu and Kerala to help establish a southern Caliphate.

On September 1 2018, a case was registered at the B-3 Variety Hall police station in Coimbattore. The case pertained to a criminal conspiracy hatched by the accused with the intention of furthering the objectives of the ISIS by targeting Hindu leaders and activists.

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