Firecracker to the moon
Mumbai: Intelligence agencies say that Al-Qaeda is making inroads into India, in a bid to sow the seeds of a ‘final war’ across the country, reported the Daily Mail.
The ideological goal of the terrorist organization, according to a detailed report is Ghazwa-e-Hind, or the final battle in India.
Ghazwa-e-Hind refers to an indoctrinated view of a final apocalyptic war and the term is used by jihadi circles, even on the web.
According to the report, Al-Qaeda is mobilising of its resources for ‘jihad’.
The terror group was created by Arab rebels, however, it now has fresh recruits from Kashmir-centric groups, a situation that could put India in a tough position.
It indicates that the extremist group has a base in India, that it seeks to strengthen now.
"Not only Kashmiri groups but Taliban and al-Qaeda affiliates have stakes in the larger scheme of Ghazwa-e-Hind where India is regarded as next battleground in the 'End of Times' battle. This ideology is likely to be used to drive Taliban and al-Qaeda affiliates into Kashmir," says an intelligence report.
An online English publication of al-Qaeda called Azan is being circulated via emails and encryption tools. The document is being downloaded by Kashmiri groups.
Intelligence reports also indicate that groups like Tehreek-e-Taliban have declared that they will open 'offices' in Kashmir.
Media reports indicate that a Taliban flag was put up on the walls of Kashmir’s Hari Parbat fort with slogans reading ‘Welcome Taliban’.
Indian Home Ministry and intelligence agencies need to act promptly on such threats.
Al-Qaeda recently released a video titled 'Why is there no storm in your ocean?'
The video has speeches urging youths from Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Gujarat and South India to join them for jihad.
Several youths from India are also heading to conflict-ridden Iraq, according to reports.
The ATS is also probing the role of an unregistered an organisation, involved in religious activities operating in Maharashtra, about their possible involvement in radicalising the boys.
These are the areas where men were recruited by the banned terror group Indian Mujahideen (IM). The group’s top leader Yasin Bhatkal is under arrest.
Agencies in India have also given evidence of the Taliban and Al-Qaeda aiding Bhatkal and his group. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) suggest that some IM members are fighting on the Afghanistan-Pakistan border.
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