The Indian Minister of Interior, Rajnath Singh, chaired a meeting today with security agencies and the police in order to map out strategies against the terrorist organization Islamic State.
During the meeting were analyzed the media campaigns of the radical organization in social networks to attract supporters, said a spokesman of the ministry to PTI news agency.
The growing influence of Islamic State in some Muslim sectors of this country was also addressed, as well as the authorities’ response to this threat and the need to improve the living conditions of minorities in order to fight radicalism, he said.
The meeting was attended by representatives from the states of Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Jammu and Kashmir, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Assam, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh and New Delhi Maharashtra.
This month the Indian Anti-Terrorist Squad in the western state of Maharashtra received a letter, signed by Daesh, threatening the official Bhanupratap Barge and his family.
Barge worked in the case of a 16 year old young woman, who was arrested last year in the city of Pune, when attempted to travel to Syria to join the radical group.
The young woman was arrested and during interrogation, admitted that she was attracted to the Islamic State after watching a documentary film about the organization on television.
She was sent to an anti-radicalization program, in which her family and religious leaders are helping her.
According to official figures, at least 25 Indians traveled in recent years to Iraq and Syria to join the Islamic State.
On December 26, three students were arrested at the international airport of Nagpur, in Maharashtra, while trying to leave the country to join that organization.