The first time, when ISIS flags were seen in India, was on June 27. Despite all precautionary effort by Indian security agencies and intelligence bureau, ISIS flags have been noticed once again during a rally at the Idgah Maidan in Srinagar during Eid celebrations on Sept 29. [What is Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)?]
Security agencies were put on high alert as masked men were seen waving IS flags and shouting slogans in Kashmir. General Officer Commanding (GoC) of the Army's Srinagar based 15 Corps, Lt Gen Subrata Saha was quoted as saying, "Certainly, we are watching and closely monitoring the situation as it were."
"As per my inputs, there was one incident of the kind that you refer to that of the (IS) flag. We are watching the situation as this is something which merits the highest concern of all security agencies and let me tell you that it is getting the attention of all the security agencies," he added.
Meanwhile, media reports also claimed that Intelligence Bureau (IB) held a high level meeting in Delhi to discuss the issue. Presence of ISIS in India created panic among people as it was reported earlier that the terror outfit has been recruiting young men from the country via internet.
It can be recalled that 4 young men from Maharashtra allegedly had joined ISIS after being indoctrinated online. One of them lost his life during Syria violence. Two men from Tamil Nadu were also arrested for allegedly ordering and distributing t-shirts with the Islamic State emblem - a group photo of young men wearing the shirts went viral, triggering an uproar.