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India fears volunteers will be radicalised
The Centre told the Delhi High Court that it cannot allow Indians to go abroad to fight against Islamic State as it could directly result in sectarian conflict within India. “Volunteers, if allowed to go into conflict zones, could get radicalised and on their return, could indulge in extremist activities in India,” said an affidavit filed by the home ministry. The affidavit came in response to the efforts of an organisation called the Anjuman-e-Haideri to mobilise Muslims to combat the threat of ISIS. But the ministry said that allowing Indians "to participate in a conflict in a foreign country is in absolute contravention of the law and stated policy of the country”.
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