Mumbai : A day after a Mumbra techie was arrested for his alleged involvement with ISIS, residents on Saturday expressed concern at the inroads terror has made into this bustling suburb on the fringes of Thane, near the Indian commercial capital of Mumbai, The Times of India newspaper reported.
Several organizations and schools protested against IS and its web of terror, and they are upset that their suburb is in the news for all the wrong reasons.
Sameena Khan, a 12 year-old student, shouted anti-IS slogans as she held placards outside Mumbra station on Saturday evening, along with over a dozen of her schoolmates who were protesting against the terror outfit. Khan was upset, saying it was unfair to tag Mumbra as a breeding ground for terror activities just because one person living there was linked with a terror organization.
“They (ISIS) are not saviors of the world and their actions seem to be an attempt to divide society and glorify inhuman acts in the name of religion. My parents, teachers and elders have clearly instructed us to not fall prey to any false propaganda of ‘bad people’ like IS, which are defaming the entire community,” said Rukhsana Sayed, another protestor.—SM/IINA