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ISIS most active in 12 Indian states: Govt

The Islamic State or ISIS threat continues to loom over India. With the terror group and its various manifestations spreading base in 12 Indian states in recent years, the Sunni jihadists’ group is now “most active” in these states across the country.

Apart from southern states like Telangana, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu — where the Iran and Syria-based terrorist outfit penetrated years ago — investigating agencies have found their links in states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, and Jammu and Kashmir as well.

The government on Wednesday said Many instances of individuals from different states joining the group have come to the notice of the central and state security agencies. The information on IS was provided 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.

“The cyberspace is being closely watched by Indian agencies and action taken as per the law,” the Minister said.

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