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ISI luring Indian youths, Lok Sabha told

The Lok Sabha was told that Pak's ISI is luring Indian youths to carry out subversive activities.

india Updated: Aug 08, 2006 17:48 IST

Youths from Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal have been lured by Pakistan's ISI to carry out violent and subversive activities in India, Lok Sabha was told on Tuesday.

It has also come to notice that some of these youths had visited Pakistan, Bangladesh and received arms training, Minister of State for Home Sriprakash Jaiswal said while replying to a written question.

Government pursues a multi-dimensional approach to deal with terrorism and extends support to the states in neutralising terrorist activities, he said.

As many as 38 Pakistani civilian prisoners in Indian jails were released on June 30, 2006 on completion of their sentences, Jaiswal said adding they were let off after confirmation of their nationality and issuance of emergency passports by Pakistan High Commission.

First Published: Aug 08, 2006 17:48 IST