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Updated on: Friday, May 31, 2019, 11:45 PM IST

Home Min calls meeting on radicalisation of Muslim youth

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New Delhi : A feeling of alienation among a section of Muslim youths and attempts to radicalise them have raised concerns in the security establishment, prompting the Home Ministry to call a meeting to discuss the issue.

While monitoring social media, security agencies have stumbled upon the fact that a section of Indian Muslim youths feel that they are being allegedly discriminated against in various stages of life, especially by police and judiciary.

A senior official said trends in social media suggested that many young Muslim youths feel that the hanging of 1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon could have been avoided and that he was singled out because of his religion.

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Citing the example of Jammu and Kashmir, the official said the hanging of Parliament attack convict Afzal Guru had impacted many Kashmiri youths and they show their anger by often participating in protests against the government, raising anti-India slogans and hoisting Pakistani flags.

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Published on: Friday, July 31, 2015, 12:12 AM IST
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