UN report on presence of ISIS terrorists in Kerala, Karnataka incorrect: India

Kishan Reddy

New Delhi: India has dismissed as factually not correct a United Nations report which suggested presence of significant numbers of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka.

Union Minister of State for Home G Kishan Reddy said this in Lok Sabha, reacting to the United Nations report, titled “The 26th report of the Analytical Support and Sanctions Monitoring Team concerning ISIS, Al-Qaeda and associated individuals and entities”.

Stating that the government was aware of the report, he added: “However, the said report claiming presence of ‘significant numbers’ of ISIS terrorists in Kerala and Karnataka, is factually not correct.”

He said further: “The Government continuously takes necessary measures to put forth India’s correct position through established mechanism in unequivocal and categorical terms at various international, multilateral and bilateral fora and also through diplomatic channels.”

 

NT Bureau