ISIS online magazine publishes poster of beheaded Shiva statue, viral image sparks outrage

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Uttara Kannada, November 23: A recent article published by an India-centric online propaganda magazine and published by the terrorist organization ISIS has gone viral and created a tense situation in the community-sensitive coastal district of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka.

Self-proclaimed analyst and observer Anshul Saxena shared an image on Twitter. The magazine poster published a photo of a beheaded Shiva statue. The poster also shows the head replaced by an ISIS flag.

The idol on the poster looks like the famous 123-foot-tall Shiva statue located on the beach in Murudeshwara town in the Uttara Kannada district. It is one of the pilgrimage centers as well as a major tourist destination.

The poster says below the image that “it is time to come and break the false gods”. The post shared by Anshul Saxena has gone viral and Hindu outfits are furious. A suspected ISIS terrorist arrested in Bengaluru by the NIA was allegedly involved in recruiting young people for the terrorist group.

Anshul Saxena called on the state as well as the central government to step up security measures in the town of Murudeshwara in the context of ISIS magazine’s publication of the decapitated image. After his appeal, the state government stepped up security at the Murudeshwara temple.

The coastal town of Murudeshwara is located very close to the town of Bhatkal, which is under constant surveillance by Indian intelligence agencies for anti-national activities. Terrorists Yasin Bhatkal and others are from this city.

(The above story first appeared on LatestLY on November 23, 2021 at 4:06 p.m. IST. For more info and updates on Politics, World, Sports, Entertainment, and Lifestyle , connect to our website Latestly.com).

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