Students in Uttar Pradesh have ISIS links?
By Charnamrit Sachdeva
| Monday, August 17, 2015 - 14:02
MEERUT: Meerut Divisional Commissioner Alok Sinha on Sunday asked the district magistrates and Senior Superintendents of Police of the six districts under the division to keep an eye on the students from other countries, particularly Gulf countries and Afghanistan studying in professional institutes in Noida, Ghaziabad and Meerut, a media report said.
According to the report, Sinha has claimed of intelligence reports suggesting that these students, as also as Indian students could be in touch with the Islamic State terrorists. (Also Read: ISIS bans pigeon breeding. According to them, ‘seeing genitals of a bird offends Islam’)
The Commissioner has also reportedly asked the officials to keep a track on the ‘newly rich’ students, particularly those who are spending an amount more than what their families are earning.
In a letter to DMs and SSPs of Meerut, Bulandshahr, Baghpat, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Hapur and Ghaziabad, Sinha wrote, “IS is recruiting educated young blood who are getting involved into anti-national activities through internet. In rural areas, the young generation easily gets involved into such activities due to religious frenzy.”
Sinha has ordered the officials to get ready with a list of all cyber cafes that running in these districts and track doubtful people visiting them on regular basis.
According to Sinha, non-traditional resources such as personnel from revenue, forest and health departments can be useful for collecting relevant information and tracking activities of anti-social groups that are busy in spreading communal hatred. (Also Read: ISIS executes 19 girls for refusing to have sex with fighters)
The DMs and SSPs have also been asked to ensure that all the tenants staying in these districts are verified by the SHOs of the respective areas.
This has come as a serious concern for the Home Ministry which has already ordered for security escalation following reports last month that ISIS is likely to plan an attack on India. (Also Read: ISIS blows up baby while indicating members how to handle explosives)
According to an internal recruitment document that was accessed last month reportedly written by the Islamic State (IS) terrorists and obtained by the US media via a Pakistani mediator, a strategy has been planned to draw the US into an all-out war attacking India. (Also Read: ISIS planning an attack on India?)
Written in Urdu, the 32-page document titled 'A Brief History of the Islamic State Caliphate (ISC), The Caliphate According to the Prophet' has been obtained by American Media Institute (AMI) which was then published by USA Today. It also listed out a plan to attack US soldiers as they withdraw from Afghanistan and target American diplomats and Pakistani officials. (Also Read: Intelligence Bureau warns of ISIS attack in Delhi, India)
In recent weeks, the expansion of ISIS across different countries has been a topic of discussion between the USA and Pakistan. (Also Read: This is how ISIS sexually brutalized the captured women)