India bans Islamic State, hunts for sympathizers

December 16, 2014 8:58 AM

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India bans Islamic State, hunts for sympathizers

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Tuesday declared a ban on Islamic State, days after having detained an engineer for running a popular Twitter account extolling the militant group's military campaign.

India has the world's third-largest population of Muslims, but they have largely shunned Islamist causes. Police say only four Indians are known to have joined Islamic State, and one has since returned and is in custody.

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