Maharashtra ATS blocks 94 ISIS websites brainwashing the youth

Maharashtra ATS blocks 94 ISIS websites brainwashing the youth

By: || Updated: 24 Jan 2016 02:27 PM
Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-terror Squad on Sunday informed that they have blocked 94 websites that were radicalsing the youth to join the dreaded group ISIS.

The move was taken amid massive nation-wide campaign against the ISIS where a number of men have been detained.

ISIS widely use the internet to brainwash the youth. Many Indian youngsters have gone to Syria and Iraq to join the group. Most were swayed through such websites and other social media tools.

Pretty much like Rizwan Ali.

A court in Mumbai remanded Rizwan, who was arrested by the Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) for allegedly "recruiting" boys from suburban Malwani for terror outfit ISIS, in police custody till January 30.

Rizwan Ali was arrested yesterday from Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh, an ATS official said.

"The 23-year-old was presented before a holiday magistrate here who remanded him in police custody till January 30," he said.

The ATS sleuths suspect that he allegedly radicalised and guided Ayaz Sultan who left the country reportedly to join ISIS last month.

ATS informed the court that Khalid, who was picked up from Kushinagar district in Uttar Pradesh, was very active on social media, and they have recovered his iPad and are in the process of retrieving all the social media chats from it.

In the court, when magistrate Amit Launkar asked Khalid if he has anything to say, he only said that he has "committed a mistake".

The ATS had registered a case against a former BPO employee Ayaz who is missing from his residence since October 2015.

Ayaz and three other youths reportedly left home to join ISIS after being allegedly radicalised by Khalid.

However two boys - Noor Mohamad and Wajid Shaikh - returned in last week of December.

ATS has assured that it would take further actions to stop youths from getting influenced by the ISIS.

(PTI inputs)

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