Rajnath Singh Hits Out At ISIS, Says Indian Muslim Youth Have Rejected It

19/03/2015 11:36 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST
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GHAZIABAD, INDIA - MARCH 10: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh with CISF Director General Arvind Ranjan on the occasion of 46th CISF Raising Day Function at Indirapuram on March 10, 2015 in Ghaziabad, India. The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) came into existence in 1969 to provide integrated security cover to public sector undertakings and at present has strength of around 1.4 lakh personnel. (Photo by Sakib Ali/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said that terror outfit Islamic State, which has attracted radical young people from developed countries, has had negligible impact on India's youth.

The Islamic State—also know as the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham, or ISIS- has a sophisticated social media propaganda strategy. It has reached out actively to Muslim youth in countries from France and Britain to the United States to join its growing crop of recruits who believe in a savage version of Islam. There were reports that it has been trying to make inroads in India.

Singh said that the main reason IS has not been able to influence Indian Muslims is their integration in society. He was speaking during the inaugural session of International Counter Terrorism Conference in Jaipur, Rajasthan.

Singh also focussed on terror groups across the border in Pakistan, and said that there are no 'good terrorists'.

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