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ISIS has failed in influencing Indian Muslims: Rajnath

Jaipur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that if Pakistan stops supporting terrorists, the security situation in South Asia will improve significantly.He said that the source of most terrorist activities in India lies across

India TV News Desk [ Updated: March 19, 2015 14:08 IST ]
isis has failed in influencing indian muslims rajnath
isis has failed in influencing indian muslims rajnath

Jaipur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that if Pakistan stops supporting terrorists, the security situation in South Asia will improve significantly.

He said that the source of most terrorist activities in India lies across the borders.

"If the ISI and the Pakistan army stop its support to certain terror outfits, I have no hesitation in saying that the security situation in South Asia will improve significantly," he said.

Singh further said that terror outfit ISIS has failed drastically in influencing Indian Muslims because of their complete integration into the national mainstream.

"The failure of ISIS to attract Indian Muslims, who constitute the second largest Muslim population in the world, is due to their complete integration into the national mainstream. Indian Muslims are patriots and are not swayed by fundamentalist ideologies. Extremism is alien to their nature," he said.

Singh, while addressing the inaugural session of a three-day international conference on counter-terrorism in Jaipur, also noted that world is witnessing an entirely new paradigm of terrorism in the form of the ISIS.

"It is a matter of serious concern that terrorists are seeding the minds of innocents with poisonous provocation and inspiring them to be brutally intolerant and violent with others. I am happy to note that the influence of Islamic State on the Indian youth is negligible," Singh said.

The Home Minister also expressed his concern over the extensive use of modern technology and cyberspace by terrorists.

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