Some activities of ISIS but no alarming situation: Govt
There have been "some cases" of ISIS activities in India but the country does not face any alarming situation as the Muslims here are committed to the values of life and won't allow it to spread its tentacles here, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
New Delhi: There have been "some cases" of ISIS activities in India but the country does not face any alarming situation as the Muslims here are committed to the values of life and won't allow it to spread its tentacles here, the government told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh expressed confidence that there will be no increase in the dreaded terror outfit's activities in India in future too.
Replying to questions on spread of ISIS activities in India and whether any Muslim organisation was involved, he said the Muslim community is well entrenched in the Indian traditions and cultures.
"There is no alarming situation in our country relating to ISIS activites as of now. I am fully confident that ISIS activities are not going to increase in India.
"I know the Indian muslim community very well and all countrymen know that it is fully entrenched with Indian traditions and cultures and is committed to life values of the nation. They will not allow ISIS activities to spread in this country," he said.
Earlier, Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said there have been some activities in India perpetrated by ISIS but the situation is "not very alarming as some may try to project" as the Indian security and intelligence agencies and are alert both at the Centre and state level.
"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 six 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 of completing investigations."
He said it is a dynamic situation and 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 to the right prople who have committed the wrong.
To a question on whether any Muslim leader or organisation is involved, he said, "No organisation is involved. Muslims leaders and organisations have openly opposed ISIS in this country."