Indian intelligence agencies behind ISIS in Kashmir to malign Kashmir freedom movement with terrorism

Srinagar: The Indian government has taken note of reports about global terror group ISIS claiming an attack in the Kashmir Valley that left a police officer dead, union minister Jitendra Singh said, adding that the future course of action would be adopted after taking an appropriate view, Zee News has reported.

However reports have surfaced that Indian intelligence Agencies are behind this phenomenon in order to malign the Kashmir freedom movement with terrorism and go out for all out Army operation.

The Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office also said that the recent "back-to-back" successes achieved against terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir was the result of the free hand given to security forces.

"The government has taken cognisance of inputs and the concerned agencies, the ministry of home affairs and the security agencies, are taking an appropriate view and will adopt future course of action accordingly," Mr Singh told reporters when asked about the ISIS claiming its first terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir through its propaganda wing, Amaq news agency.

Three militants in a car opened fire on a police team at Zakura crossing on the Srinagar-Ganderbal road, killing Sub-Inspector Imran Tak and injuring a special police officer (SPO) on Friday.

The retaliatory action left a most wanted local terrorist dead, whose body was wrapped in ISIS flag during funeral procession.

Responding to a question about the killing of six militants, including the nephew of Mumbai attack mastermind Zaki-ur Rehman Lakhvi, in an encounter in Bandipora district on Saturday, Mr Singh said this was the result of the "decisive initiative" taken by the Narendra Modi-led government.

"The free hand given to security forces to perform with professional freedom is behind such back to back successes. This is possibly the last phase of militancy in occupied Kashmir ," he said.

The minister said that he had been saying for the last several months that this was the last phase of terrorism in the state but there were people who were not taking the statement seriously.