Tuesday, 20 October 2015

40+ Hindu groups unite in anti-Islamic State coalition

COIMBATORE:  A group of more than forty Hindu outfits from all over the country have come together to form a new movement called ‘India Against Islamic States’.
Ramesh Shinde, national spokesperson of ‘Hindu Janajagruti Samiti’ launched the website of the movement here on Monday. Pramod Muthalik, founder president of the Sri Ram Sena, who participated in the event told media persons that the movement has been formed to create awareness among the public about terrorism. He added that the movement is not against Muslims, but against terror activities carried out by terrorist organisations.

Stressing that Muslims are being brain washed to join the Islamic State (IS) and vitimised later, he welcomed Muslims to join the movement. He also pointed out that some of the Indian youth who joined the IS through online recruitment have contacted the Indian government to help them return, after being abused.

“Patriotic youth should unite and come forward to join the police and the armed forces to fight against terrorism.”, he added. Arjun Sampath, president of the Hindu Makkal Katchi said, “Earlier, they were called Islamic State of Iraq and Syria but now call thmselves Islamic State (IS), as they have begun targeting nations beyond Iraq and Syria.”

“Usage of flags of IS and banners supporting them are widely seen in protests in Jammu & Kashmir and other parts of the nation. This movement will support the law-implementing agencies to nab such persons”, he added.

Arjun Sampath also requested the state government to provide protection to those government offices, where ‘Aayudha Pooja’ is scheduled to be celebrated.
He further said that he will start his campaign for the forthcoming assembly elections on November 1, at Palani.

New Indian Express

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