No intelligence input that ISIS is trying to gain ground in Kashmir: Home Ministry

There are no intelligence inputs that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is trying to gain ground on the youth in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

No intelligence input that ISIS is trying to gain ground in Kashmir: Home Ministry

New Delhi: There are no intelligence inputs that Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is trying to gain ground on the youth in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju, however, said some youths had unfurled the flags of ISIS in Srinagar on a few occasions during the last two-three months.

The Minister said interrogation of youth in these cases indicates that they had seen ISIS-related literature on social media and were fascinated by it. None of the youths were associated with any terrorist or militant organisations.

"The government is closely monitoring the situation and has directed the intelligence and security agencies to identify all such elements and keep a watch on their activities. The cyber space is also being closely scanned in this regard," he said, as per PTI.

Meanwhile, the official Twitter handle of the Union Home Ministry also posted the same on the micro-blogging site:

With PTI inputs

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