ISIS not an issue as people who follow Islam in India love the country: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that threat of radicalisation by ISIS was not an issue in India.

Last Updated: Nov 27, 2016, 16:46 PM IST

Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said on Sunday that threat of radicalisation by ISIS was not an issue in India.

"I'm sure threat of radicalisation by ISIS won't be an issue in our nation because people who follow Islam in India love the country," the HM said, as per ANI.

Singh was in the city to attend three-day annual DGP conference.

He had inaugurated the conference on November 25.

That day Singh had said that threats of self-radicalisation and lone wolf attacks had been increasing.

He had also added that there was no let up in Pakistan's support to terror and anti- India activities.

"We all know that a neighbouring country has been trying to instigate people in northern parts of the country to indulge in anti-India activities, providing training to terrorists and sending them to India to carry out in terror attacks. Despite all these efforts, the credit for maintaining peace in the country goes to security and intelligence agencies," he had said, as per PTI.

Referring to the dreaded terror group Islamic State, Singh had said that due to close coordination between state and central forces, the youths, who were influenced by the terror group, had not been able to successfully carry out any strike in the country yet.

"So far, 67 youths, who were influenced by the ISIS, have been arrested while planning to carry out terror attack. We have to be fully alert against any such design. The whole world is worried about the terror activities of the ISIS. This is a big challenge for our country. I am confident that in the we will be able to face the challenge posed by the ISIS together," he had said. 

The conference was attended by around 100 Directors General of Police and Inspectors General of Police of states and UTs and heads of central police organisations at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy.

(With Agency inputs)