These youth from South India are with the ISIS today

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Hyderabad, Jan 1:The Intelligence Bureau (IB) has advised the police force of four states in India to coordinate better in a bid to stop youth from marching into the ISIS.

The statistics for South India are grim as out of the 23 Indians who have joined the ISIS, 17 are from South.


The chief of the National Investigating Agency (NIA), Sharad Kumar too had said recently in an event at Lucknow the ISIS menace is more down South when compared to the Northern Part of the country.

The list that has been prepared by the Home Ministry shows that 6 youth are from Karnataka while the numbers for Andhra and Telangana are four.

In the case of Kerala it is four while in Tamil Nadu it is 3.

The rest of the recruits are from Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Jammu and Kashmir. From Maharashtra there are four recruits while in the case of Jammu and Kashmir and Uttar Pradesh it is one each.

State wise list of youth with the ISIS:

Karnataka tops the list with 6. After all the main recruiting wing for the ISIS in India, the Ansar-ul-Tawhid was founded by a Karnataka man called Sultan Armar.

He was part of the Indian Mujahideen but broke away as he found that the Pakistan's ISI was interfering too much and did not permit the propagation of Islam as defined by the ISIS.

Karnataka's list:

  • Maulana Abdul Kadir Sultan Armar (Bhatkal)
  • Faiz Masood (Bangalore)
  • Md. Riyaz (Bhatkal)
  • Shameel Yakub (Kodagu)
  • Abdul Qudus Turki (Bijapur)
  • Md. Umar Subahan (Bangalore)

AP and Telangana:

  • Talmeezur Rahaman (Guntur)
  • Zeba Farheen (Hyderabad)
  • Atif Ahmed khan (Hyderabad)
  • Athif Vaseem Mohammad (Adilabad)

Kerala list:

  • Riyazur Rehman (Kozhikode)
  • Md. Rishal (Kannur)
  • Md. Irfan Iqbal (Kannur)
  • Huda Raheem (Kozhikode)

Tamil Nadu list:

  • Md. Thayyib Shaik (Vellore)
  • Md. Syed Abu Tahir (Karur)
  • Shakul Hameed (Chennai)

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