Sikh youth being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan: Government
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Sikh youth being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan: Government

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The Home Ministry has conveyed to a parliamentary panel that Sikh youths are being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan to carry out terror activities in India. The ministry said that members of the community who are settled in Canada and other places are also being instigated against the country with false and malicious propaganda. Top officials of the home ministry, led by the Union Home Secretary, told the Committee on Estimates, headed by senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, that radicalisation of youths by terrorist groups through the misuse of internet and social media has emerged as a big challenge.

According to the report of the committee - Central armed police forces and internal security challenges-evaluation and response mechanism - which was tabled in Parliament on Monday, there have been some developments on the Sikh militancy front. The "commanders" of terror groups based in Pakistan are under pressure from ISI to further the Pakistani spy agencys terror plans not only in Punjab but also in other parts of the country, it said.

"Sikh youth are being trained at ISI facilities in Pakistan. Interrogations have revealed use of jailed cadres, unemployed youth, criminals and smugglers by Pakistan-based Sikh terror groups for facilitating terror attacks," the report said. Sikh youths based or settled in Europe, the US and Canada are also being misguided and instigat...

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