A body representing Sufi-Sunni Muslims today claimed that dreaded terror outfit Islamic State (ISIS) is “active” in the country under “different names” and sought a ban on fronts representing such groups to prevent threats to national security.
The comments by the All India Tanzeem Ulema-E-Islam (AITUI) came against the backdrop of remarks by Home Minister Rajnath Singh on December 27 that ISIS has not been able to “establish its roots” in the country due to family values of the Indian culture.
At its day-long ‘Anti-Terrorism’ conference held here, the AITUI also made a strong pitch for “critical examination” of Islamic studies imparted across varsities in the country and sought to promote Sufi content to remove “extremist influence” on youth.
“Terror activities are on rise in the world. We condemn it and assert the Sufi-Sunni Muslims are in no way engaged in such activities. But we want to highlight, the ISIS is active in India under different names. (AGENCIES)