Images of some Kashmiri youths posing with the black flag of Islamic State (Isis) after Friday prayers at Srinagar's Jamia Masjid turned up on social media sites.
ANI reported that the young men were seen posing with the black flag after Friday prayers at the mosque. According to it, "Isis Kashmir" was written on it.
Isis, which has been designated a terrorist group by dozens of countries in the world, has increasingly gained followers among youngsters in Jammu and Kashmir in the recent months.
A tense situation prevails in the valley for the last few days following the burning of an Isis flag by Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal activists. Since then, the Muslim community in the valley has been protesting against the actions of the VHP. They were opposed to the fact that the Isis flag also contained Islamic verses and hence burning it was wrong.
In Rajouri town, the local police relaxed a curfew, which was in effect since Eid, for two hours on Friday. "Curfew has been relaxed from 9 am till 11 am in Rajouri town today. Extension in the relaxation period will depend on the law and order situation," a senior police official told IANS in winter capital Jammu.
Meanwhile, a grenade attack on a telecom line by suspected terrorirsts was reported from Srinagar on Friday.