In a sensational claim, Home Minister of state G. Kishan Reddy has said that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh is using madrassas in the state of West Bengal for radicalisation of the youths and for expanding their cadre.
Speaking in the parliament, MoS Home Affairs said that Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh which is a terrorist organisation, is spreading radicalisation in the state of WB and using madrassas as recruitment site. He also said that the youth in West Bengal in being radicalised because the group is operating from the madarsas to expand its cadre.
Naming districts in West Bengal from where the group operates, he said that the group has been trying to recruit largely from Burdwan and Murshidabad. He also informed that the intellegence agencies have credible inputs and has intimated the state as well as the Centre about their findings.
Reddy also said that concern on the issue was shared by the govt with the state government and asking the government to maintain law and order.
Earlier on July 1, speaking in Rajya Sabha, Home Minister Amit Shah reiterated government's stance against terrorism. He said, "Our approach is clear, one who will try to break India will get answer in their language. It is responsibilty of Indian govt to protect the life of people in the state of Jammu and Kashmir."
The outfit Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen Bangladesh (JMB) has been responsible for many attacks in India, including 2018 Bodh Gaya blast. It has been notified as a terrorist organisation in terms of UAPA act 1967.
On July 2, the Special Task Force (STF) of the Kolkata Police also arrested a member of banned terror outfit from West Bengal's East Burdwan district in connection with the January 2018 Bodh Gaya blast, an official informed.