Only waving flags, Union Minister decline ISIS presence in Kashmir
Since the imposition of Governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir on June 20, 176 people have been arrested for pelting stones, Ahir said in reply to another question.
No terrorist of the ISJK, an outfit influenced by ISIS ideology, is active in Jammu and Kashmir and the extent of ISIS presence in the state was till recently limited to waving flags of the global terror group and Pakistan, Union minister Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said today.
There were eight such cases in 2015, 31 cases in 2016 and five cases in 2017.
"Till recently the extent of ISIS presence in Jammu and Kashmir was limited to waving of ISIS and Pakistani flags by some miscreants. However, on June 22, 2018, four terrorists belonging to the ISJK, an outfit influenced by ISIS ideology, were neutralized in Anantnag district. At present no terrorist of ISJK is reportedly active in the state," he said in response to a written question.
Besides, there were 39 incidents of terrorist violence in which eight security forces personnel were martyred and three civilians lost their lives, he added.
Fourteen terrorists were also killed in these incidents.
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