Rajnath Singh and Ajit Doval meet Islamic scholar to discuss IS threats


Union Home Minister on Tuesday met Islamic scholars and sought their cooperation to check the growing threats from the terror group the IS among Muslim youth in India.

The hour-long meeting, was attended by the National Security Advisor Ajit Doval and senior Home Ministry officials.

According to government sources, Doval informed the Muslim clerics about activities of the dreaded terrorist group and its efforts to attract Indian youth to its fold.

News agency PTI reported that the Home Minister sought the cooperation of the clerics, who offered all help to the government in this regard, official sources said.

Those who attended the meeting include Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind’s Maulana Arshad Madani, Maulana Abdul Wahid Hussain Chisti of Ajmer Sharif, Asghar Ali Imam Mehdi of Jamiat Ahle Hadees, Shia leader Maulana Syed Kalbe Jawad Qalbe Jawaid, Kamal Farooqi, Niaz Farooqi besides others.

Singh said that India’s traditions and family values will overcome such nefarious designs of terrorist groups and that while the traction that ISIS has got in India was extremely limited, and almost insignificant in comparison to other countries, there was a need to keep up vigil on all fronts, and not let down the guard in any manner.

This was for the first time that the Home Minister had a meeting with Muslim clerics on the issue of ISIS.