Unfortunately, my apprehensions are being proved to be correctI consider myself a conscious citizen of the country (although some people may not agree). Due to various reasons, I get information on various issues. As I am personally interested in security-related matters, I keep track of relevant news and remember these.
For the last five years or so, I have been getting information from various sources that all is not well in Kerala, God's own country. In many parts of the state, especially in the northern side, Wahabism has been growing in alarming proportion. On the other hand, in the central part of the state, various illegal and doubtful activities are going on under the supervision of some other religious institutions of another community. I raised some threads on ISC also about the state, being concerned about the security issues, but, unfortunately, most of such threads were promptly deleted or locked. I thought that the Editors are much more knowledgeable than me on Kerala and my concern was wrong.
But, no! My apprehensions were not wrong. This has been proved today. The National Investigation Agency (NIA) has arrested Riyas Aboobacker from Kerala. This jihadi was planning to carry out a suicide attack just like the attacks which took place in Srilanka. This man had close contact with Zahran Hashim, the suspected mastermind of suicide attacks in Srilanka. Day before yesterday, three residents of Kasaragod and Palakkad districts were taken for questioning by the NIA.
Friends in Kerala! Be very careful and alert. Keep a sharp lookout and inform Kerala Police or better, Central Authorities if you sense something fishy. We have to try our best to avoid terrorist activities in every part of the country.