ISIS flags seen hoisted in Srinagar mosque after Friday prayers
SRINAGAR: A group of men unfurled ISIS flags amid
pro-freedom and anti-India sloganeering outside the Jamia Masjid in Nowhatta in
downtown Srinagar after Friday prayers, according to eyewitnesses. “The
protesters were holding Islamic State flags and one of them waved it after
climbing the mosque’s gate,” an eyewitness said.
This comes just a day after general officer commanding
(GoC) 15 Corps, Lt General Subrata Saha called the presence of ISIS flags a
matter of deep concern.
“... 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 had said. “Certainly, we are watching and
indeed closely monitoring the situation as it were. It merits and it is getting
the highest concern,” he added.