Mumbai: With several suspected terrorist being nabbed in the state for alleged links with ISIS, the Shiv Sena on Monday urged the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis-led Government to make proactive efforts to curb the expansion of the deadly terror outfit.
The Shiv Sena in its mouthpiece Saamna, said that the ISIS has made Maharashtra its remote control from where it wants to expand in the entire nation.
“ISIS has deeply penetrated Maharashtra and it is a great threat for the state as well as for the nation. Their intention to raise the ISIS flags is an attempt to destabilize and create a sense of insecurity in Maharashtra. The Maharashtra Anti-Terror Squad (ATS), along with the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested many suspects of ISIS in the state which is commendable,” the editorial said.
“It is a great concern for the Chief Minister if the remote control of the terrorist organisation is in Maharashtra which is trying to expand in the entire nation. It is true that Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has the remote control of the state in his hands but it is also true that ISIS has made Maharashtra its remote control in the country,” it added.
The Shiv Sena, citing the example of Britain, said that bold steps need to be taken to stop the terror outfit from spreading its radical ideology.
“Even though many tolerant Indian Muslims are against the ISIS, still the attitude of the majority against the terrorist organisation is not clear. They have been raising their voice against the terror outfit but it is not enough. British Government has made it mandatory for the Muslim women to learn English. They have also been trying to prohibit religious teaching in Madarsas,” it said.
The Shiv Sena, therefore, asserted that it is the responsibility of the Maharashtra Government to stop ISIS from turning India into Syria, and for that there has to be a strong political will.
The BJP allies in the state also said that despite Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s assertion that the Indian Muslim community has not been affected from the ideology of the terror outfit, it is a fact that ISIS has become a huge threat for the nation. (ANI)