New Delhi: The Supreme Court held a Kerala woman guilty of being associated with the ISIS and sentenced her to seven years of imprisonment. The court also found her guilty of propagating ideologies of the terrorist organisation. The woman is identified as Yasmeen Mohammad Zahid . 

The bench comprising Justice UU Lalit and Indu Malhotra found sufficient evidence against the woman and found the woman was advocating war against non-Muslims. Yasmeen Mohammad Zahid, along with her kid, was arrested from Delhi IGI Airport while trying to travel to Afganistan.  

In another such incident it was reported that a Keralite from Malappuram, who joined ISIS in 2017 was reportedly killed in Afghanistan. The youth is identified as Muhammed Muhasin from Edappal, Malappuram in Kerala. Reports had stated that the death of the youth was communicated to his family through a WhatsApp message. The Malayalam message says, “Muhasin has become a martyr, he was martyred in an American drone attack in Afghanistan.” 

In a similar incident, another leader of an ISIS module in Kerala was killed in Afghanistan in 'random bombing' by US forces in June. Kerala’s Rashid Abdulla, who was leading the module of Islamic State recruiters from Kerala, was killed and a Telegram app message was found by security sleuths who revealed that the ISIS recruiter was killed in Khorasan province in Afghanistan.

Earlier, in 2016, 15 persons had disappeared from Kasaragod and had allegedly joined the ISIS. A case was registered with 14 of the accused alleged to have migrated to Afghanistan and one to Syria.

That apart, the Special Task Force of Kolkata Police on June 24 arrested four suspected ISIS members. The three arrested among the four are Bangladeshi nationals. It is reported that the arrested four are active members of Jamaat-ud-Dawa Bangladesh. 

The police arrested them from the vicinity of Sealdah station parking lot. The police seized a mobile phone containing videos, photos, literature books and jihadi text from the group.