To check Islamic State, focus is on counter-radicalisation

By Vijaita Singh, The Hindu Dated: September 01, 2016     First it was Badla (revenge), after Batla House encounter it was Farz (duty) and now it is Deen (religion) — this is the opening line of a secret document prepared by the Telangana police to explain the influence of the dreaded militant outfit, the Islamic State (IS) in India.   Though Indian intelligence agencies were little late to wake up to the dangers posed by the IS, already six of 23 who joined the fight in Iraq and Syria…

How to counter radicalisation

By Vinay Kaura, Deccan Herald Dated: November 17, 2017     The Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to start two new divisions to exclusively deal with emerging challenges of radicalisation and cybercrime. One of the dedicated wings, named ‘counter-terrorism and counter-radicalisation’ (CTCR) division, will   be mandated to focus on the online reach of global terrorist groups such as the IS and devising strategies to counter their propaganda. This well-intentioned step, which has been long overdue, could mark a significant step towards improving India’s iinternal security and counterterrorism capabilities.  …