Kashmiri Youth Wave Anti-Islamic State Banners


Jammu: In a departure from the past, Kashmiri youth waved banners against the Islamic State last week in Nowhatta, Srinagar the same place infamous for waving pro-ISIS flags.

A group of masked men waved the banner on top of a building, showing an IS commander with the outfit’s black flag. The banner, written in Urdu, read: “Allah does not permit us to wage jihad against Israel,” followed by, “Does Allah allow you to bomb mosques?”

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After waving the flag in full sight, they soon disappeared. This is an unusual incident for downtown Srinagar, which witnesses clashes and stone-pelting incidents almost every Friday. Pakistani flags, Lashkar flags and pro-ISIS flags