Nine Islamic State-inspired juveniles held in J&K; 3 wanted to cross over to Pakistan

In more concern for Indian security agencies, nine Islamic State inspired juveniles have been caught in Jammu and Kashmir, a report said on Friday.

Updated: Dec 25, 2015, 09:25 AM IST
Nine Islamic State-inspired juveniles held in J&K; 3 wanted to cross over to Pakistan
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Srinagar: In more concern for Indian security agencies, nine Islamic State inspired juveniles have been caught in Jammu and Kashmir, a report said on Friday.

According to a report published in 'Times of India', the nine boys have been booked under Provisions of Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act. All have been accused of hurling petrol bombs, throwing stones and waving IS flags in the Valley.

The administration have sent them to special homes.

The report states that the youths were radicalised by a North Africa-based person, who used to co-ordinate with them through WhatsApp.

The group which was active on WhatsApp has been identified as Al-Hayat, and its leader as Abu-Bakr.

Notably, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is the head of the dreaded terror outfit, Al-Hayat is the name of ISIS' media wing.

Three of the youths were also trying to crossover to Pakistan for arms training, the report further said.

Recently, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar said the Centre has achieved success in reducing the influence of terror outfit Islamic State among Indian youth.

“We are trying to reduce the numbers (of youths getting attracted towards the ideology of the IS) and we have achieved success in it,” Parrikar said when asked about influence of the IS on the Indian youth.