Date: Nov 20, 2019
India, with a Muslim population of over 200 million, is expected by analysts to have high numbers of pro-Islamic State (IS) cases. The country, however, has only had a handful. Most of these cases have come from the state of Kerala.
Kabir Taneja and Mohammed Sinan Siyech’s paper offers an explainer for the growth of IS in Kerala. It submits Kerala as a lesson on how radicalisation can be countered in India by going beyond traditional approaches to terrorism, which have been employed, for example, in Kashmir.


Adil Rasheed, Research Fellow, IDSA
Harsh V. Pant, Director, Strategic Studies Programme, ORF
Kabir Taneja, Fellow, ORF & co-author — The Islamic State in India's Kerala: A Primer
Maria Abi-Habib, South Asia correspondent, The New York Times
Mohammed Sinan Siyech, Research Analyst, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore) & co-author — The Islamic State in India's Kerala: A Primer


11:00 ‒ 11:30 a.m. | Registration
11:30 ‒ 11:35 a.m. | Welcome remarks by chair | Harsh V. Pant
11:35 ‒ 11:55 a.m. | Presentation by authors | Kabir Taneja & Mohammed Sinan Siyech
11:55 a.m. ‒ 12:10 p.m. | Remarks | Maria Abi-Habib
12:10 ‒ 12:25 p.m. | Remarks | Adil Rasheed
12:25 ‒ 12:55 p.m. | Moderated Q&A
12:55 ‒ 1:00 p.m. | Closing remarks by chair
1:00 p.m. onwards | Lunch