All missing persons can’t be linked to IS: Chennithalatext_fields
Thiruvananthapuram: Opposition leader Ramesh Chennithala said Sunday that all missing persons cannot be linked to the Islamic State.
"Just because they are missing does not mean they all have joined the IS," Chennithala told reporters.
Meanwhile, M.K. Bindu, mother of a young woman Nimisha, called on Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at his office here and sought help to locate her daughter.
Nimisha was studying at a college in Kasargode and got close to a young man, Eeza. Both are missing.
On Saturday, Pinarayi had said that reports on the missing people, including women, was a serious matter and that police were doing their job.
Asked about reports that some Muslims from Kerala have been missing and are feared to have joined the Islamic State, according to their own relatives, DGP Loknath Behra had said: "First we have to verify things and it's being done."
Some people in Kasaragod district received messages on their mobile phones, from unknown numbers and destinations, that their missing relatives have reached the place of "divine rule, the Islamic State".
Those who have reportedly gone missing hail from Thrikaripur and Padana areas in Kasaragod district and include couples, well educated youths and even kids.