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Maharashtra ATS identifies 270 URLs indicating IS activities, asks Centre to block them

News Agencies | Updated on: 26 July 2016, 13:28 IST

The Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) of the Maharashtra Police has stumbled upon 270 Uniform Resource Locators (URL), commonly known as web addresses, that deal with terror group Islamic State's doctrine.

ATS Chief Atulchandra Kulkarni said they have rushed a proposal to the Union Home Ministry to block these URLs highlighting IS activities, thoughts, etc.

He said the special committee of the ministry will take a final call on the issue.

As per reports, such URLs can act as catalysts in encouraging the youth to join the terror outfit and there is a need to block all these URLs as soon as possible.

Last year, the ATS had blocked 94 such websites.

The Maharashtra ATS has resorted to many ways to thwart ISIS threats in the state.

It has roped in maulanas to create awareness among members of the minority community.

The ATS is also conducting various events in colleges to create awareness among students.

-PTI

First published: 26 July 2016, 13:28 IST
 
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