The world’s most dreaded terrorist organization Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has been trying to reach India for a long time, but has failed so far. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Sunday thwarted another nefarious attempt by raiding seven places including Srinagar and Anantnag in South Kashmir. The agency has said that the terrorist organization Islamic State was in the process of inciting youth to become jihadi and attack in India through online propaganda.
An NIA spokesperson said a case was registered on June 29 in connection with the conspiracy by Islamic State to spread bigotry and recruit affected youths to wage violent jihad in India. The spokesperson said that an India-focused online propaganda magazine ‘The Voice of Hind’ (VOH) was being published monthly in this regard. In India, myths of injustice were created to create a sense of alienation and communal hatred. Through this magazine, an attempt was being made to incite and radicalize the youth.
To carry out its nefarious plan, an organized campaign has been launched in cyberspace, which complements the terrorist financing activities on the ground. ISIS cadres in India as well as ISIS terrorists operating in various conflict zones have created a network with pseudo online identities, distributing propaganda material related to Islamic State.
A large number of incriminating documents, digital devices such as mobiles, tablets, laptops, hard disks and T-shirts with the ISIS logo were recovered during the raids on Sunday.