IS flags spotted in Srinagar, CM Abdullah says nothing to worry

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IS flags spotted in Srinagar
Srinagar, Oct 18: Flags of the Islamic State (IS), which has run amok in countries like Iraq and Syria in West Asia and even attracted military action by the united States, were spotted in a mosque compound here on Friday. The masked youth who displayed them were also seen chanting pro-IS and al-Qaeda slogans.

Local policemen and CRPF personnel were seen guarding the area against possible stone pelting by the local youth. Soon, nearly a dozen local youth were seen surrounding the duo who held the flags. The security forces later chased them away. Those who were holding the IS flag were not caught, reports said.

Security forces including the Indian Army have termed the display of the IS and al-Qaeda flags in Srinagar as a "serious development" but Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah downplayed it, saying it was an act of some stupid youth. He said the IS and al-Qaeda have no presence in the state.

Abdullah's National Conference party also took a serious offence over the National Panthers' Party's allegation that it was helping in the act of hoisting of IS flags in Kashmir, a Deccan Chronicle report said.

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