No militant 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, PTI reported.
Appropriate action under law has been taken against those who were involved in cases of waving ISIS and Pakistani flags in Jammu and Kashmir, the minister said.
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 militants belonging to the ISJK, an outfit influenced by ISIS ideology, were neutralised in Anantnag district. At present no militant of ISJK is reportedly active in the state,” he said in response to a written question.