Recruitment chief Ejaz Ahmed Ahangar is engaged in restarting Islamic State channels in India
Ejaz Ahmed Ahangar, the recruitment chief of the terrorist organization, Islamic State Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK) has been designated as a terrorist under the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act (UAPA) 1967 by the Home Ministry. Ahangar has close links with Al-Qaeda and other global terrorist groups.
A notification issued by the Ministry says that the government, using the powers of Section 35 of the UAPA Act, has declared Ahangar alias Abu Usman al-Kashmiri as a terrorist.
According to the notification, Ahangar is engaged in restarting Islamic State (IS) channels in India. It stated that Ahangar had been involved in taking Kashmir towards militancy and had started the process of identifying people to include them in his Kashmir-based network.
The Ministry informed that he was born in 1974 in Nawakadal, Srinagar, and currently resides in Afghanistan.
The Home Ministry apprised that Ahangar had been appointed as the head of Islamic State (IS) recruitment in India and was instrumental in launching an online India-centric ISIS propaganda magazine.
It added that he had been a wanted terrorist in the Union Territory for more than two decades and had started making a terror strategy in the region by creating a coordination channel between several terrorist organizations. Ejaz Ahmed Ahangar has been missing since his last release from a Kashmir jail in 1996.
[With Inputs from IANS]
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