Qatari institutions’ involvement in supporting terrorism in India

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Indian Express newspaper reported on a series of investigations carried out by Indian authorities in the northern state of Kerala, following doubts about Doha’s involvement in financing extremist groups in relation to al-Qaeda and ISIS.

The newspaper quoted Indian intelligence officials as saying that Qatari-owned enterprises were involved in financing terrorists in Kerala.

The Indian Express newspaper highlighted the progress made by the New Delhi authorities’, which began after the Counterterrorism states severed ties with Qatar because of its involvement in financing terrorism and terrorists.

The newspaper revealed the existence of pressure on the Indian intelligence to track the path of financial transfers from Doha because of its association with terrorist organizations such as al-Qaeda and ISIS especially that Malappuram and Kozhikode became overnight fertile ground for terrorists, according to the newspaper.

Evidently, Qatari governmental institutions have been involved in the transfer of large sums of money - according to Indian intelligence - which indicated that these organizations received more than $ 1,190,000 from Doha.

The Indian Express newspaper quoted Indian officials as saying that the Ministry of Awqaf is sending funds to extremist organizations.

It said that the Qatari Ministry of Awqaf has given 600 thousand to extremists in Kerala.

Among the Qatari entities revealed in the report is the Qatar Charity Foundation, which was included in the lists of terrorism in the statement of the four countries along with other parties and individuals.

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