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- Government Told Parliament IS Active in 12 States of the Country, 122 People Arrested in Five States of South
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The Central Government on Wednesday admitted in Parliament that IS militants in the country are getting funding from abroad. However, he did not say which country was going to do so. – File Photo
- Union Minister of State for Home Kishan Reddy said in Parliament on Wednesday – IS is connecting people with itself through social media in India
- Minister of State for Home Reddy admitted that people joining IS get funding from abroad to carry out terrorist activities.
The network of terrorist organization IS in the country has spread to 12 states. According to the National Investigation Agency (NIA), the states where IS is most active include the five southern states of Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
In these five states, 17 cases related to the presence of IS have been registered. 122 accused have also been arrested. Along with this, its wires are also connected to Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Minister of State for Home Kishan Reddy gave this information in Parliament on Wednesday. He said that IS uses social media platforms to connect the people of India with itself and to spread its ideology. Indian agencies are monitoring these platforms. Legal action is being taken in such cases.
Gets funding from abroad
Reddy admitted that people joining IS are funded from abroad to carry out terrorist activities. He did not say anything about which country does this funding. Reddy said that IS works under many names like Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Daesh, Islamic State Khorasan. These organizations have been included in the banned list under the law prohibiting illegal activities by the central government.
IS branch in many countries
IS captured several areas of Syria and Iraq in 2014. It has branches in countries like Bangladesh, Mali, Somalia, Egypt. It works closely with other terrorist organizations such as Lashkar-e-Taiba and Al Qaeda.
In August 2014, the US and Iran launched airstrikes on IS bases in Iraq and Syria. After this, 14 other countries also attacked it. Many big IS militants were killed and weakened in these attacks.
IS claimed to have created a new province in India
The IS, quoting its news agency Amaq, claimed on 10 May 2019 that it had managed to establish a new province 'Vilayah of Hind' in India. This claim was made after an encounter in Kashmir. A terrorist named Sophie was killed in this encounter, which was related to this organization.
He was working with many terrorist organizations in Kashmir for more than 10 years. He later joined IS.