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HM favours taking help of clerics, scholars to check radicalisation

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New Delhi, Aug 30: To check the radicalisation attempts by terror groups like ISIS, Home Minister Rajnath Singh has pitched for taking help of clerics, scholars and the National Commission of Minorities to build a counter-narrative.

The issue was discussed at a high-level meeting, chaired by the home minister and attended by Union Home Secretary Rajiv Gauba, which was called this week to deliberate the government action on de-radicalisation and counter-radicalisation, a home ministry official said today.

At the meeting, the home minister has suggested that clerics, scholars and researchers and the NCM should be engaged to check attempts to radicalise youths and motivate them towards constructive works.

Singh said help of community elders should be taken to find out the reasons behind some youths getting attracted towards radical views, the official said.

A final decision on the issue is yet to be taken as a few more meeting on the subject is likely to take place in coming weeks.

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