Srinagar: The Director General Of Police Dilbagh Singh Wednesday said that the presence of global militant outfit ISIS has no major footprints in the valley, but a section of youth is being radicalised.
“A section of youth is being radicalised otherwise presence of ISIS is not that big in Kashmir,” Singh said addressing a press conference in Srinagar.
Singh said that it is always painful to see youth who have picked up arms being killed in operations.
“Kashmir is a secular society and very open but while radicalisation on those lines is happening like raising of black flags we saw the other day,” he said while referring to recent unveiling of Daesh flags at Jamia Masjid in Srinagar.
He said that such types of acts are being enacted to show its presence.
Singh said that youths joining militant ranks is a matter of concern. “While neutralising militants is a success but at the same time losing lives is painful and cannot be a thing to be celebrated.”