Flags of ISIS, Pakistan hoisted in Kashmir during protest over killing of separatist

Srinagar, Jun 12: Flags of dreaded terror group ISIS along with those of Pakistan were hoisted today in at least two places in Kashmir during protests over the killing of a separatist activist by unknown gunmen on Tuesday.

A group of youth, with faces covered and carrying a black banner resembling Islamic State flag, marched from Jamia Masjid towards Nowhatta chowk soon after the Friday prayers, official sources said.

Flags of ISIS, Pak hoisted in Kashmir

They said Pakistani flags were also waved by some youth in the area before police swung into action and chased away the protesters. No arrests have been made so far.

Reports from Kupwara in north Kashmir said Pakistani flags were hoisted at some places there too after the Friday prayers, the sources said.

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Violent protests were also reported from Sopore town and some other areas of Baramulla district leading to clashes with law enforcing agencies, the sources said.

However, there were no reports of anyone getting hurt in the clashes.

Hardline Hurriyat Conference headed by Syed Ali Shah Geelani had called for protests after Friday prayers against the killing of Tehreek-e-Hurriyat activist Altaf Sheikh by unidentified gunmen on Tuesday.


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