Posters Welcoming Baghdadi Spotted in Srinagar Along with Flags of ISIS, LeT and Pakistan

Posters having the picture of Islamic State (Isis) leader Abu bakr al-Baghdadi and the flags of the Sunni terror group along with that of Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Pakistan were waved in the Kashmir valley on Friday.

Posters Welcoming Baghdadi Spotted in Srinagar Along with Flags of Isis, LeT and PakistanEven though waving of Isis and Pakistan flags have become common in the valley, especially on Fridays, probably it was for the first time that the posters Baghdadi were flashed.

Apparently, the posters welcomed the self-proclaimed Isis caliph to Kashmir Valley. “Welcome Kashmir Abu Bakar Al Bagdadi”, captioned a poster that had the Isis leader’s picture.

The posters and the flags were seen near Nowhatta Jamia Masjid in Srinagar after the Friday prayers.

It was at least fifth such instance of waving Isis flags in the Kashmir valley. The latest incident comes just two days ahead of Pakistan National Security Adviser Sartaj Aziz’s arrival in India for talks with his counterpart Ajit Doval, primarily over terrorism-related issues, on 24 August.

In June, a group of youths was reportedly seen holding Isis flags near the same mosque. The Islamic State flags had first appeared in Kashmir Valley in October 2014 and the then chief minister Omar Abdullah had reportedly played down the incident.

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