NEW DELHI: Union Minister for Home Affairs Mr Kiren Rijiju opined that the growing terror outfit ISIS may carryout ‘lone wolf’ attacks in India, despite of the Government’s measures to tackle the spread of IS in the country.
Speaking in an interview to a TV Channel, Rijiju said “Challenges are there for us. We accept that it is a reality and and the threat is there for India.” The minister was replying to a question on the possibilities of Mumbai-like attacks from ISIS in the near future.
The Minister observed that the South Indian Muslims were more attracted to the ideology of IS, than their North Indian counterparts.
“Unfortunately, the presence of IS has been increasing in the South Indian states. South Indian Muslims are more prone to the ideology of IS than the North Indian Muslims. However, the Central Government is taking all the steps necessary to safeguard the national security. No one can infiltrate easily into our country”, Rijiju said.
Asked about the measures taken by the Central Government to contain the spread of IS, the Minister said that the Government will take anything that threatens security as a serious issue and mandate to provide security to the people of India.
When asked about the hoisting of the ISIS flags in Jammu and Kashmir, Rijiju said “Those incidents are isolated cases and not spread across the country. But, the real threat is through the Social media. We are closely monitoring a number of websites supposed to be spreading the ideology of ISIS and taking steps to stop those anti-social elements”.