Islamic State in Kashmir? Chances are 'almost zero`, says Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday said the chances of Islamic State expanding its operations to Kashmir were "almost zero" and dismissed the terror outfit's reported claims in this regard.

PTI| Last Updated: Jan 23, 2016, 20:09 PM IST
Islamic State in Kashmir? Chances are 'almost zero`, says Syed Ali Shah Geelani
Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani.

Srinagar: Hardline Hurriyat Conference chairman Syed Ali Shah Geelani on Saturday said the chances of Islamic State expanding its operations to Kashmir were "almost zero" and dismissed the terror outfit's reported claims in this regard.

"The chances of the Islamic State about reaching Kashmir are almost zero," Geelani said in a statement.

Reacting to the reported statement by the Islamic State on Kashmir, Geelani said the only thing it will do is "give the Government of India a chance to globally defame the movement of Kashmiris".

 

Questioning the claims of Islamic State, Geelani said if the group had any sincerity, they would have "liberated the Al Aqsa mosque in West Asia".

"They would have gone to help the Palestinian brothers who are being tortured and brutalised for the past 60 years," he added.

 

Geelani said instead of solving any issues faced by the Muslims, the advent of Islamic State has plunged the Muslim world into a civil war.