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ISIS not a threat as Muslims love India: Rajnath Singh

AHMEDABAD, AUG 15 :- Muslims hold pigeons during a march to celebrate India's Independence Day in Ahmedabad, India, August 15, 2016. REUTERS-19R

Hyderabad: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said he does not look terror outfit at terror outfit ISIS as a challenge, as he believes that Muslims in India love their country.

“I’m sure the threat of radicalisation by ISIS won’t be an issue in our nation because people who follow Islam in India, love the country,” he said.

“I have stated clearly that no innocent should be troubled and none of the offenders should be spared,” he added.

Commenting on the three-day long annual DGP conference took place at the Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel National Police Academy in Hyderabad, Singh said they discussed the emerging security scenario, challenges faced by state police and also brainstormed on issues like challenges of terrorism, radicalisation, cyber-crime, road safety and how to improve airport security.

The NIA and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 supporters ISIS in various parts of the country.

“The National Investigation Agency and state security agencies have so far arrested 68 ISIS supporters/sympathisers,” Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said replying to a written question in Lok Sabha earlier this week.

Ahir said a total of 50 people have been arrested by security agencies during current year of whom 11 belonged to Maharashtra, 11 belonged to Telangana, seven belonged to Karnataka, four from Uttarakhand, six from Kerala, one from Delhi, two from West Bengal, one from Rajasthan, two from Uttar Pradesh, one from Madhya Pradesh, one from Jammu and Kashmir, one from Bihar and two from Tamil Nadu.

ANI