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No ISIS penetration in Assam: CM

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  26 Jan 2016 12:00 AM GMT

By Our Staff Reporter

Guwahati, Jan 25: Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi today claimed that Islamic militant group ISIS has not been able to make significant inroads into the State. Talking to reporters here, he said that though the threat from ISIS exists everywhere, the global terror outfit has no significant presence in Assam. Admitting that ISIS is using social media to influence sections of the youth with its doctrines, Gogoi said close watch is being kept at all levels to ensure that the group is not able to penetrate the State. He also underlined the need to ensure that youths, who are influenced by ISIS, are made to see reason and return to the mainstream. The State has witnessed rising jihadi activities in the past years. Some major jihadi training dens were busted in lower Assam last year, leading to the arrest of several top leaders and cadres of various fundamentalist groups, particularly the Jammat-ul Mujahiddin Bangladesh (JMB).

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