Saturday 9 July 2016

At least 15 Kerala's youths go missing, families suspect IS links

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: At least 15 youths from Kerala's Kasaragod and Palakkad districts who had travelled to the Middle East have gone missing for the last one month and their families suspect they may have joined the Islamic State. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan has directed the police to launch a probe into the matter urgently, Kasaragod MP P Karunakaran said. The families of the youths, including a couple, have not heard from them for the past one month and fear that they have been radicalised after having gone to the Middle East for religious studies. Kasaragod District
Panchayat member V P P Mustafa said that during Eid, the parents of two missing youths received 'Whatsapp' messages saying "we are not coming back. Here there is Divine Rule. You aso should join us". minister Narendra Modi is set to mark a historic train journey by Indian independence leader Mohandas K. Gandhi during the final day of his South African visit. Modi's ride will commemorate the incident in which a young Gandhi in 1893 was ejected from a South African train when he refused an order to move from a first-class carriage because of his race. The encounter shaped Gandhi's decision to resist racial segregation and other injustices with no .. with nonviolent protest, first while living in South Africa and then in India. Modi has already met with members of South Africa's community of Indian origin, which numbers more than 1 million.

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