Omar Abdullah denies presence of ISIS in Jammu and Kashmir

Omar Abdullah

New Delhi, Oct 14: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who was in Delhi on Tuesday to meet Home Minister Rajnath Singh, rejected reports of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) presence in the state.

Speaking to mediapersons, Omar said his government had not ignored the ISIS flag issue adding the flag was waived by some foolish youngsters.

The Chief Minister said: “If some youngsters are waving ISIS flag that doesn’t mean that the terror outfit has any presence in the Valley.”

Omar further said: “Unfortunately some media channels in J&K aired and flared the footage showing some youngsters waving the ISIS flag, and tried to drag me into the controversy as if my government isn’t doing anything.”

“There have been three instances where the ISIS flag has been waived in the Valley and in all instances FIRs have been filed and arrests been made. Media saying that the ISIS flag issue is being ignored is incorrect,” he added.

Security agencies went into tizzy after some ISIS flags were seen during Eid celebrations last week.

There have been security concerns in Kashmir after masked men carried ISIS flags after Eid celebrations last week. Security agencies are still searching for those involved in the rally at the Idgah Maidan.

The ISIS, that is currently waging war against the US-led coalition Army in the Middle East, has called to arms Muslims around the world.

Last month, a video of an Indian-born jihadist had emerged, where he had called his fellow countrymen to join him.

(With Agency Inputs)


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