Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary also said in Rajya Sabha that intelligence and security agencies have foiled the plans of some youths to travel to Syria and Iraq, and they are under counselling and being monitored at present. Centre bans ISIS under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act
"A certain number of ISIS sympathisers is also under surveillance by security agencies," he said.
Replying to a question, Chaudhary said interrogation of arrested terrorists by the security agencies has revealed that Inter-Services Intelligence (ISI) of Pakistan is aiding terror activities in India by providing shelter, training, patronage and financial assistance to terrorists or terror outfits.
"There are no intelligence reports to indicate that outfits by ISIS of Baghdadi have become active in the country in connivance with ISI. However, some Indian youths have gone to Iraq/Syria to join ISIS," he said.
ISIS and all its affiliate organisations, responsible for series of savage attacks and killings in Iraq and Syria, have been already banned in India under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.
Recruitment of youths to the outfit from India and their radicalisation is a matter of serious concern for the country especially with regard to its likely impact on national security when such youth return to India, the Home Ministry said while banning the terrorist group.
The Islamic State/Islamic State of Iraq and Levant/ Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Daish and all its manifestations have been declared as outlawed in India under UAPA, a notification issued by the Ministry said.
Home Minister Rajnath Singh had said in Parliament on December 16, 2014 that the Middle-East group had already been declared banned in India under a United Nations Schedule.
According to the latest notification, the outfit is operating in Iraq and neighbouring countries and has been resorting to terrorist actions to consolidate its position in that area by recruiting youth for 'Global Jehad' to achieve the objective of establishing its own 'caliphate' by overthrowing democratically elected governments.
The group is also resorting to terrorism in the form of killing of innocent civilians and security forces and the central government believes that the Islamic State/Islamic State of Iraq and Levant/Islamic State of Iraq and Syria/Daish is involved in radicalisation and recruitment of vulnerable youth from various countries including India.
Minister of State for Home Haribhai Parathibhai Chaudhary also said in Rajya Sabha that intelligence and security agencies have foiled the plans of some youths to travel to Syria and Iraq, and they are under counselling and being monitored at present.
Centre bans ISIS under Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act