New Delhi: Dismissing reports of the Islamic State gaining a foothold in Kashmir, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh Tuesday said that Indian Muslims would never allow the terrorist outfit to have a base in the country.
Singh also said he has complete faith in the Indian youth that they would not let Islamic State mislead them. “Any Indian Muslim who believes in Islam would not allow any opportunity to the Islamic State to have a base in the country,” he said.
His remarks came in wake of claims that the global outfit was involved in an attack on government forces in Srinagar on 17 November, in which one militant, Mugees, and a sub-inspector, Imran Tak, were killed.
The group claimed the attack through its propaganda news agency Amaq. Photographs of Mugees with the Islamic State flag had surfaced on the social media. Even his body was wrapped in the flag of the banned group during the funeral.