New Delhi | To help stop misguided Muslim youths from joining terror groups like Islamic State (IS), RSS-linked organisation Muslim Rashtriya Manch will soon float a new anti-terrorist body. The Muslim Rashtriya Manch (MRM) will soon form a new anti-terrorist front that will help guide Muslim youths and channelise them into national work, Manch president Mohammad Afzal said. Asked when the new body would come into being, he said, very soon.
The new body will be formed within the next two months, he added. The move is seen as an attempt by the pro-RSS organisation to stop the exodus of youths from the country to join terror organisations, after being misguided by radical Islamist groups. It also assumes importance in the wake of reports that many Indian youths have been inspired by Islamic preacher Zakir Naik and joined the militant ranks.
Naik, who also runs Peace TV which has been banned by Bangladesh, is under the government’s scanner and his preachings are being monitored by various agencies. There have also been reports of some Kerala youth going missing and joining the IS ranks for accomplishing jihad.
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