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Maharashtra ATS successfully deradicalise 120 youth who were about to join ISIS

So far, 80 out of 120 youth have joined the mainstream. Agencies said that they contacted the family members of these youth and with the help of Maulanas and Ulemas, they helped these youth get rid of Islamic radicalisation.

Written by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Published on: November 01, 2017 23:39 IST ]
Maharashtra ATS successfully deradicalise 120 youth who
Maharashtra ATS successfully deradicalise 120 youth who were about to join ISIS

In a triumph move, security agencies have successfully managed to deradicalise 120 youth who were on the verge of joining dreaded terror outfit Islamic State. 

In last few days, the ATS had in Maharashtra including in Mumbai identified 120 youth who were radicalised by the ideology of the ISIS and were planning to join the group. The agencies, instead of booking them under the law, chose to look for ways to deradicalise them.

According to security agencies, these youth were in regular touch with handlers in Syria. But the prompt action taken by the security agencies, prevented these youth from fleeing.

So far, 80 out of 120 youth have joined the mainstream. Agencies said that they contacted the family members of these youth and with the help of Maulanas and Ulemas, they helped these youth get rid of Islamic radicalisation.

Agencies said that Maulanas and Ulemas informed these youth about the real meaning of Islam and Jihad. 

Maulanas and Ulemas also praised the role of security agencies for their timely action to prevent these youth from choosing wrong path in their life. 

Several terror groups use internet as a tool to recruit terrorists. They release videos on internet showing Muslims being tortured in different parts of the world. With the help of these videos, they radicalise youth and ask them to embrace the path to turn a jihadi for the sake of saving Islam.

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