India able to contain Islamic state threat: Kiren Rijiju
Rijiju said the NIA is working to reach those people who have committed wrong. To a question on whether any Muslim leader or organisation was involved, he said, “No organisation is involved. Muslims leaders and organisations have openly opposed ISIS in this country.”india Updated: May 04, 2016 19:13 IST
There have been “cases” of ISIS activities in India but the country isn’t facing anything alarming, since Muslims here are committed to the values of life and won’t allow it to spread its tentacles in the country, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed confidence that there would be no increase in the terror outfit’s activities in India in future. Replying to questions on the spread of ISIS activities in India and whether any Muslim organisation was involved, he said the Muslim community is well entrenched in Indian traditions and cultures.
Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said there were activities in India perpetrated by ISIS but the situation is “not alarming as some people are trying to project,” since the Indian security and intelligence agencies are alert both at the centre and state levels.
“There are some cases which have been registered and number of arrests have also been made. These are all under investigation. There is nothing much to worry. Our country is able to contain the threat from ISIL,” he said.
Asked how many cases have been registered and arrested, Rijiju said, “As of now, six cases have been registered. In these cases, many people have been arrested. Investigation is going on and it is not possible to provide all details. We cannot fix the time limit for completing these investigations.”
He said the situation is a dynamic one and that the government is seriously pursuing it.
The National Investigative Agency (NIA), which registered these cases, is working very professionally and no innocent should be troubled.
Rijiju said the NIA is working to reach those people who have committed wrong. To a question on whether any Muslim leader or organisation was involved, he said, “No organisation is involved. Muslims leaders and organisations have openly opposed ISIS in this country.”
First Published: May 04, 2016 19:07 IST