While giving a written answer to a question in the Rajya Sabha, the government said that the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has registered 17 cases and arrested 122 people in connection with the presence of terrorist group IS in the southern states. Union Minister of State for Home Affairs G. Kishan Reddy gave this information to the Rajya Sabha.
So many people arrested
He told that government agencies have received information from some states from various states including South India about joining militant group Islamic State. He said that the NIA has registered 17 cases and arrested 122 people in connection with the presence of terrorist groups IS in the southern states of Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu. More active in these states
He said in written reply to a question that central and government security agencies have come to know about the involvement of some people in IS from various states including South India. Reddy said that an investigation by the NIA has found that IS is most active in Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir.
Social media is harming
He told, ‘IS is using various internet-based social media platforms to spread its ideology. In view of this, affiliated agencies are constantly monitoring cyberspace and action is taken as per law. The minister said, “The government has information about how these people are being financed and how they are getting help from abroad to carry out their terrorist activities.”
He pointed out that the Central Government has given illegal activities (Islamic State, Islamic State of Iraq and Levant, Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, Daesh, Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), ISIS Wilayat Khorasan, Islamic State of Iraq and Sham-Khorasan) Prevention) Act, 1967 has included them in the First Schedule and declared them as terrorist organizations.