New Delhi, Jan 20: A Hindu outfit in India is preparing to thwart the Islamic State (ISIS) in India. The outfit is running three training camps in Meerut city and five in Muzaffarnagar district in Uttar Pradesh.
The outfit known as Hindu Swabhiman is raising and training its members as "dharma sena" to wage war against the dreaded group.
The outfit has so far prepared 15,000 "soldiers" who are ready to die to safeguard their faith.
According to a report in Times of India, leaders of Hindu Swabhiman, which is headquartered at a temple at Dasna in Ghaziabad district, claim their ranks are swelling by the week.
Child soldiers, some of them as young as eight years old have also been enlisted as their soldiers.
According to its leaders, their members are given training on how to use to use swords and firearms.
"Our mottois simple - catchthem young. We have over 50 training centres all over western UP. Our students are from ages eight to 30. We don't give guns and swords to children straight away," said Hindu Swabhiman's leaders, Chetna Sharma, who is also a member of the VHP's Durga Vahini.
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"For the first six months, we train them mentally. We teach them verses from the Gita. Hindus must not be afraid of death because we are reborn. The children here are fearless," added Chetna.
ISIS militants created havoc since establishment of its caliphate in Iraq and Syria in 2014. ISIS has executed thousands of civilians, including children, women, by shooting, beheading, stoning, throwing from high places and burning.
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