He is not dead but alive: Mumbai youth, who joined ISIS, returns to India

Mumbai, Nov 28: As Oneindia reported earlier, one youth, who allegedly had joined ISIS, returned to India on Friday, Nov 28. TV reports claimed that the youth is currently under the custody of National Investigation Agency (NIA).

The young boy Areef Majid hails from Kalyan, Maharashtra. Earlier it was reported that Majid was killed during a bomb blast. However, now it has been learnt that he was not killed.

Oneindia earlier had reported that the three youth had expressed their willingness to return home. A close source to the Home Ministry informed that they were disappointed with ISIS and felt that the kind of battle being waged was not their cup of tea. [Exclusive: Why 3 youth left the ISIS to return to India]


The source also informed that the Government of India has decided to take completely different approach while dealing with these youth. The govt will not slap any terror charges on the youth, rather govt will counsel them, so that they can live a normal life in future. [Read: IS militant from India wants to be rescued]

In Sept 2014, it was reported that there were at least 300 Indian youth who wanted to join the ISIS. However, later National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval claimed that only ten youth are there who want to join the ISIS.

It was reported that the three youth from Maharashtra wanted to join the tech team of the ISIS. However, what the agencies would also want to know is of there is a growing clamour for combat among the Indian youth. Indian agencies say that it is extremely difficult for Indians to survive with the ISIS.

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