Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant) can never strengthen it’s hold in India due to the country’s strong cultural and traditional values. “I am very sure ISIS can’t ever strengthen a hold in India, I hold our strong cultural and traditional values responsible for this,” Rajnath said while addressing a public meeting here.
Singh had said the activities of the dreaded terrorist group ISIS have been witnessed in India. He had put emphasis on better coordination between the central and state agencies to check the threat of ISIS, saying the terror group has been trying to enhance its foothold in India’s neighbourhood — Bangladesh and Afghanistan.
“As Home Minister, I want to tell you that Indian Muslims are the ones who don’t let their children get influenced or radicalised by ISIS,” he added.
Earlier, Rajnath had said that the government would ensure peaceful, secure and harmonious environment in the country in the coming year, stressing that security of women will be its top priority.
As 2015 draws to a close, he had also said that the security scenario has shown marked improvement during the year, especially in Jammu and Kashmir and the northeastern region.