While the world grapples with rapidly rising cases of coronavirus, an Islamic State online publication ‘Voice of Hind’ has been calling its supporters to use the pandemic as an opportunity to attack India by being the Covid-19 carriers, in an attempt to further its anti-India propaganda.
India Today TV has accessed two editions of the ‘Voice of Hind’ magazine, an English-language magazine distributed online, which were issued during the lockdown in India. The 17-page “lockdown special” edition of a magazine encourages violence to “kill as many Kuffars”.
It provokes its followers to be ready to take steps to “annihilate the disbelievers”. The cover page of the “lockdown edition” of the magazine, which features an image of the attendees of the Nizamuddin Markaz event and one from the Delhi riots, reads, “Believers stand tall its time for Kuffar to fall (sic)”.
“Keep yourselves armed at all times to never miss a chance to kill as many Kuffars as you can. Keep chains, ropes, and wires ready to choke them or beat them to death,” the Islamic State publication states, adding, “any sharp object like glass will kill easily”.
The Special Cell of Delhi Police had in January busted an Islamic State (IS) terror module in Delhi with the arrest of three terror suspects. Since then, the Indian agencies have launched a crackdown in Kerela and Karnataka. The agencies believe that the IS operates through telegram channels and social media.