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The details on IS was offered by Minister of State of House G Kishan Reddy in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe’s Unstarred Concern.
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With Islamic State and its numerous manifestations spreading out base in 12 Indian states in recent years, the Sunni jihadists’ group is now “most active” in these states throughout the country.
Apart from southern states like Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu– where the Iran and Syria-based terrorist attire penetrated years earlier– investigating firms have discovered their links in states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir also.
Numerous instances of individuals from various states signing up with the group have come to the notice of the main and state security agencies.
The information on IS was supplied by Minister of State of Home G Kishan Reddy in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Vinay P Sahasrabuddhe’s Unstarred Question.
” Islamic State, or Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL), or Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), or Daesh, or Islamic State in Khorasan Province (ISKP), ISIS Wilayat Khorasan, or Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham-Khorasan (ISIS-K) and its symptoms have been informed as terrorist organisations and consisted of in the First Arrange to the Unlawful Activities (Avoidance) Act, 1967 by the main government,” the Minister stated.