‘Muslim families playing imp role in stopping children getting hoodwinked by IS’: Rajnath Singh

, 9:20 PM IST

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said Muslim families in the country are playing a “very important” role in stopping their children from getting hoodwinked by the ideology of the Islamic State (IS) and they were succeeding because of strong family values.

“If any community is playing a very important role in stopping their children to get attracted to ISIS activities in India, it is the families who follow Islam. I am very proud to tell this,” Singh said addressing the ‘Adamya Chetana Seva Utsav 2015-16’ here.

“The families who follow Islam are able to stop their children getting hoodwinked by ISIS ideology, it is because of their strong family values,” he said.

In comparison, the terror group’s activities are on the surge in other countries, but it is not so in India, Singh said, adding the security in the country has been strengthened and people are feeling it.

The Central government is making efforts to provide security to its people, and it is necessary for the country to protect their people from Maoism, terrorism and fundamentalist activities, Singh said.

“The citizens of the country should be protected from Maoism, terrorism and fundamentalist activities, and the government is working towards it so that the citizens feel safe and secure,” he said.

Speaking on the occasion, Karnataka Governor Vaju Bhai Vala gave a call to people to stand up to the challenge of terrorism and give fitting reply to its perpetrators.

“If the people do not stand up to the challenge of terrorism and give them a fitting reply, the technological advancement or good education will come to naught if they are victims of such violence,” he said.

Adamya Chetana is a voluntary organisation working in the field of social development run by Union Minister Ananth Kumar and his wife Tejaswini.