Protesters again display Islamic State flags in Kashmir valley
SRINAGAR: Protesters on Friday displayed flag of
Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during a rally in old city after Friday
prayers, official sources said. They said some masked youth were seen carrying
the flags of the international terror group during a protest after Friday
prayers in Jamia Masjid area.
Police, however, said no such incident has been
reported from anywhere in the valley on Friday. Security officials have
expressed concern over the displaying of ISIS flags during the protest rallies
in Kashmir. Today's was the fourth such incident in the last three months.
Army has said the waving of ISIS flags in Kashmir was
a matter of concern and “deserves the highest attention of the security
agencies” so that the Valley youth are prevented from being lured into the
ranks of the jihadist organisation.
General Officer Commanding of Army's 15 Corps Lt Gen
Subrata Saha has said, “The emergence of the ISIS flags (during protests)
merits concern and deserves the highest attention of security agencies to
prevent the youth of Kashmir from getting lured (into ISIS).”
nvictiu�Te��0�der ensures Jayalalithaa celebrates
Diwali outside prison since the court is slated to go on a vacation for the
festival from October 18 to 26.
She had moved the court last week against the
Karnataka High Court’s dismissal of her bail plea. In her bail petition,
Jayalalithaa has also sought suspension of her four-year-jail term in the case,
besides urging the medical grounds for her entitlement to the relief.
Jayalalithaa was convicted by a special court in
Karnataka for amassing assets disproportionate to the known sources of her
income. In the wake of her conviction, she was automatically disqualified as a
MLA and also had to step down as the Chief Minister in the middle of her third
term in the chair. She handpicked party loyalist O Panneerselvam to fill in for
her as Chief Minister.
The case against her accuses Jayalalithaa of using her
first term as chief Minister from 1991 to 1996 to accumulate vast wealth.
Jayalalithaa however claimed she was a victim of political vendetta by rival
party, the DMK, which pursued the case.
Assembly elections are due in the state in 2016 and
unless her conviction is stayed or set aside, Jayalalithaa will not be able to