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110 youths deradicalised from the clutches of terrorism: Maharashtra ATS

ANI | Updated: May 04, 2018 23:49 IST

Mumbai, (Maharashtra) [India] May 4 (ANI): A total of 110 people have been deradicalised in the last two years, Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad revealed.

According to an official release, the deradicalised people, mostly youths, have been rehabilitated and are currently admitted under vocational training in a rural self-employment training institute run by the central government.

It further stated that they were heavily influenced and were drawn towards various terror groups such as Islamic State in Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) via various social media platforms.

The statement further read that under the initiative, the people were also given training in repairing electronic devices, in order to help them find a job.

Apart from these people, 250 others belonging to volatile areas from various parts of Maharashtra were also given vocational training.

The ATS said that they were able to identify these radicalised youths by gathering intelligence from the locals and through cyber vigil. (ANI)

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