Islamic State tried to add fuel to students’ stir after leader’s arrest in Delhi

(From Times of India)

Islamic State (IS) recruits in India wanted to take advantage of the student protests that broke out in several cities after the arrest of Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) student union president Kanhaiya Kumar.

JNU teachers and students form a human chain inside the campus in protest against arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, in New Delhi

JNU teachers and students form a human chain inside the campus in protest against arrest of JNUSU President Kanhaiya Kumar, in New Delhi, in this file photo

On February 19, when Kanhaiya was in Delhi’s Tihar jail on sedition charges and students of several universities were holding demonstrations demanding his release, IS’s Ahmad Ali asked 19-year-old Ashiq Ahmad alias Raja of Hooghly, West Bengal, to infiltrate the movement and burn vehicles and oil tankers using petrol.

This has been revealed in the statements of three recruits of India’s IS wing — Junud al Khalifa-e-Hind (JKH) —
Ashiq Ahmad alias Raja, Mohammad Abdul Ahad and Mohammad Afzal.

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) says the idea was to further agitate the students so that it creates disorder in the country. Read More



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