Ever since kicking off its surge in Syria and Iraq, the Islamic State has been running a continuous and ever-growing propaganda on the internet to recruit youth from around the world. Indian youth fortunately seem to have resisted attempts by IS recruiters to a great extent, but events in the past few weeks are threatening India's secure position.

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Earlier this month, 10 Indian youths were deported from UAE for participating in IS propaganda. Now, a Delhi University graduate, the daughter of a retired Indian Army Lieutenant Colonel, is being persuaded by the Intelligence Bureau against joining the organisation, after her father alerted the National Investigation Agency (NIA) about her intentions.

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As reported by The Indian Express , there were no 'signs of radicalisation' in the young woman before the she went to Australia for her post graduation. But after returning from Australia she seemed like a changed person. One day, her father was shocked to stumble upon IS-related online communication on his daughter's computer .

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It is being reported that the woman, who is not a Muslim, was first planning to convert and then make her way to Syria. It is interesting to see that Australia, where Muslims form a very small part of the population, has seen a rise in people joining IS. A key recruiter is identified as a former Buddhist named Neil Prakash who now goes by the name of Abu Khaled al-Cambodi.

The NIA and IB are currently talking to the girl trying to dissuade her from becoming 'jihadi bride'.

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