‘No report of Islamic State trying to gain ground in J&K’

November 27, 2014 02:24 am | Updated November 16, 2021 05:32 pm IST - NEW DELHI:

The Union Home Ministry on Wednesday said although some youths in Srinagar were found unfurling flags of the Islamic State (IS) on a few occasions during the past couple of months, there were no intelligence inputs that the outfit was trying to gain ground among the youth in Kashmir.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said interrogation of the accused youths in these cases indicated that they had seen IS-related literature on social media and were fascinated by it.

“None of the youths were associated with any terrorist/militant organisations.. The Government is closely monitoring the situation and directed the intelligence and security agencies to identify all such elements,” tweeted Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, stating that these facts were stated in the reply.

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