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How Zakir Naik’s IRF and Kerala youth furthered ISIS propaganda in India


Mumbai, Aug 1: A court in Mumbai has framed charges against one person in connection with the Nagpada ISIS case. Arshi Qureshi was charged under the provisions of the Indian Penal Code and Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.

Zakir Naik

The case relates to the indoctrination of Ashfak Majid and his associates into extreme Jihadi ideology by a group of like-minded youths from Kasaragod district of Kerala. It was also stated that some members of the Zakir Naik run NGO, Islamic Research Foundation too were involved in the radicalisation process.

It was further alleged that these persons had motivated the youth to join the Islamic state. Investigations also revealed that Qureshi was involved in unlawful activities and also spread hatred against India.

The NIA further states that he had furthered the Islamic State's agenda in India and also provided support to a group of missing youth from Kerala. Around 18 persons, both men and women went missing from Kerala. Investigations found that they had joined the ISIS in Afghanistan.

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