Away from the public eye, a private army is taking figure in western Uttar Pradesh. Called the ‘Dharma Sena’, the outfit is being projected as the symbol of Hindu resistance to the growth of the Islamic State.
Raised by an outfit known as Hindu Swabhiman, headquartered in Dasna in Ghaziabad, the Dharma Sena reportedly has 15,000 ‘soldiers’ who are ready to fight, even die, to safeguard their faith.
As per a media report, Hindu Swabhiman leaders believe that ISIS will occupy western UP by 2020.
The report adds that there are some 50 known training camps being run by the outfit where youth, and even willing children, are taught to use swords and firearms.
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