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Let’s Talk About: ISIS in India

The terrorist group is no longer the menacing force it was until only a few years ago, but its influence and ideological pull are far from defeated. Does it have influence in India?

WrittenBy:NL Team

On the afternoon of July 12, 2020, a team from the National Investigation Agency and the Pune police landed at Sadiya Shaikh’s doorstep. Sadiya, 20, was arrested on suspicion of being in contact with “ISIS sympathisers” and helping to plan attacks in India.

It was Sadiya’s third interaction with the police. She was first detained five years ago for purportedly being inclined towards ISIS. She was then “deradicalised” at the age of 15.

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