Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has asked Indian muslims and scholars to join hands and wage jihad against India

Al-Qaeda statement against India over minorities reflects synergy with Pak pitch

Global terrorist group Al-Qaeda within the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has requested Indian muslims and students to affix palms and wage jihad in opposition to India to defend in opposition to what it described as discrimination and genocide. Indian safety companies say the assertion by Al-Qaeda’s Middle East wing reveals an uncommon synergy between the worldwide jihadist group and Pakistan’s Inter Services Intelligence in constructing a story that accuses New Delhi of discrimination in opposition to minorities.

The assertion by the phobia group spotlights the Citizenship Amendment Act that fast-tracks grant of Indian nationality for undocumented migrants from six minority non secular communities in Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan. The regulation was handed 5 months again, in December 2019.

A senior official within the safety institution stated the reference to the citizenship regulation was solely the entry level for the worldwide terror group to lend assist to the Pakistan deep state’s shrill social media marketing campaign to adversely affect India’s relations with the muslim-majority Gulf international locations and provoke Indian muslims.

“We have been tracking the social media campaign right from the start and have identified the 2,794 Twitter handles that have played the most active role to carry out this information warfare. We have been able to trace every hashtag that has been created to target India or the government over the rights of muslims and every one of them took us to an account in Pakistan,” the official stated.

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Some well-meaning individuals in India additionally get taken in by this marketing campaign, fairly like some individuals within the Gulf with out realising the large image,” the official stated.

An intelligence official stated the involvement of the Al-Qaeda in Arabian Peninsula within the ISI effort might point out an effort to construct world jihad into the narrative that Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan repeatedly tried to construct all of final 12 months earlier than the Pak ISI took cost of this undertaking.