'No link between ISJK and groups operating in Iraq, Syria'

'No link between ISJK and groups operating in Iraq, Syria'

“It has been reported that seven local youths have joined ISJK through self-proclamation.

A central minister Tuesday told the Lok Sabha that no specific connection has surfaced between militants belonging to the Islamic State of Jammu and Kashmir (ISJK), an outfit influenced by ISIS ideology, and the groups operating in Iraq and Syria.

“It has been reported that seven local youths have joined ISJK through self-proclamation.

Out of these, four militants were killed on 22 June 2018 at Khiram Srigufawara, Anantnag, two were arrested and one is presently active in the valley,” minister of state for home affairs, Hansraj Gangaram Ahir said on Tuesday. (Agencies)