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Mumbai cops kick up row with circular on jihad

Mumbai Police has kicked up a controversy following its circular which says the women’s wing of an Islamic organisation is ‘brainwashing and training girls for jihad’. The outfit has threatened legal action if no apology is tendered by the police.

The ‘internal circular’ said the Girls Islamic Organisation (GIO) of Jamaat-e-Islami Hind, one of the country’s largest Islamic organisations that runs 40 high schools and three junior colleges in Maharashtra, has been operating with the objective of ‘brainwashing college and school girls and train them for jihad’.

‘The group GIO is related to Jamaat-e-Islami Hind and it was established in Kerala. The purported aim of this organisation is to make more and more Muslim women aware of their religion and the holy Quran. But the real objective of this organisation is to brainwash school and college girls and train them for jihad,’ the circular, issued last month, said.

The document, meant for internal circulation, got leaked and has invited the wrath of Jamaat.
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