Madrassa in Roorkee bans mobile phones , social media

Rorkee: In order to check extremism, Madrassa here has banned mobile phones and use of social media.

In his statement to Media, Maulana Nawab Ali said “we have asked parents to keep an eye on their children's social media activites so that they don't get misled by extremists.”

Last week, Delhi Police’s Special Cell, along with Uttarakhand Police, arrested four youths from Roorkee villages for alleged links with the Islamic State (IS).

According to the Special Cell, the four were in touch with a “handler” abroad on internet and Whatsapp, allegedly taking instructions on executing blasts at the Ardhkumbh and Haridwar-bound trains.

Reports claim that soon after the arrest, children from the village returned their cellphones to their parents, afraid that they too would be picked up on charges of trying to establish contact with terrorists.

News24 Bureau