An Islamic State flag was spotted yet again in Jammu and Kashmir as Muslims' holy month of Ramadan, or Ramzan, started in the country on Friday.
The trademark black Isis flag was reportedly waved in Anantnag district. It was the second such incident reported this month and an indicator of the growing influence of the terror group in the country.
ISIS flag waved in Anantnag district of J&K. pic.twitter.com/lq2B0XRGIm
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The incident comes a day after the media reported an Intelligence Bureau alert, warning police forces across the country of a possible terror strike by the Isis in India, especially targeting Turkish citizens and embassies.
Earlier this month, a group of youths had carried flags resembling that of the Isis from Jamia Masjid towards Nowhatta in Srinagar.
Isis flags had first appeared in Kashmir in October last year and the then chief minister Omar Abdullah had reportedly downplayed the incident.
Army officials have, however, warned that such incidents are of serious security concern, stating that waving of Isis flags in the country needs the 'highest attention of security agencies'.
"The emergence of ISIS flags merits concern and deserves the highest attention of the security agencies to prevent the youth of Kashmir from getting lured (into joining the ISIS). This is something that all security agencies must look into with utmost priority," General Officer Commanding of the Army's 15 Corps, Lieutenant General Subrata Saha, the senior most military officer in Kashmir, had reportedly said.
Last month, reports had suggested that the Madhya Pradesh police had busted what was said to be the first Isis terror cell in India.