Guwahati: At least seven religious preachers were blacklisted by the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) based on intel received by the Assam Police.
State police informed the MEA that these preachers had been coming to India on tourist visas but engaged in religious preaching and radicalising the youth here.
Sources have identified the blacklisted preachers as Jallaluddin Usmani, Ahmed Hossain or Mufti Hussain, Abu Taher, Mohammed Jakaria, Khawaja Badruddoza Haider and Hazrat Maulana Mufti Rofiqul.
Besides, singer Munia Moon, also known as Muhaimen Un Nahar was also blacklisted, sources added.
The ongoing police investigation upon the activities of Bangladesh based Ansarullah Bangla Team (ABT) revealed that many such preachers reached Assam on tourist visas and indoctrinated several youths.
In a crackdown upon the module, state police have already arrested over a dozen people including a Bangladeshi terrorist earlier this year.
It was found that an active module of ABT having affiliation to the proscribed organization Al Qaeda in the Indian Sub-continent (AQIS), was operating in Barpeta district of Assam led by a Bangladeshi who had entered India illegally and was active in recruiting, training and motivating impressionable youth to join jihadi outfits and work in “Ansars” (sleeper cells module) for creating a base for Al Qaeda in India.