India struggles with threat of Islamic terrorism

Published 15 September 2011

According to a new report by the U.S. Congress, India has a growing domestic Islamic terrorism movement that its government reluctantly acknowledges; the Congressional Research Service (CRS) concluded, “Despite New Delhi’s reluctance to openly acknowledge the fact, India also has its own indigenous Islamist terrorism threat”; at the top of the list of threats is the Indian Mujahedeen; “The newly emergent ‘Indian Mujahedeen’(IM) group, widely believed to be an offshoot or pseudonym of the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), has been found complicit in a number of recent bombings, even as government leaders continue to name Pakistan as an abettor of such episodes,” the report found; the group is believed to be responsible for three synchronized bombs that killed seventeen people and injured more than 130 in Mumbai earlier this year

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