NEW DELHI, July 18 - The Centre has taken cognisance of frequent hoisting of Pakistani flags in Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh today said, hinting at action against those involved.
�We have taken cognisance of everything. I understand that no action is taken by making a public statement,� Singh told reporters here. He was responding to a question about hoisting of Pakistani flags in Kashmir Valley in the last two days as well as in the recent past.
Earlier, government sources said security agencies had identified the youths engaged in hoisting Pakistani flags in the valley. �Action will definitely be taken,� the sources said.
Meanwhile, clashes broke out today between stone-pelting youths and security forces in several areas in Srinagar and Anantnag district soon after Idd prayers, even as Pakistani flags were hoisted in an interior locality of the city.
Yesterday, some separatist elements waved flags of Pakistan, Lashker-e-Toiba (LeT) and ISIS in Srinagar.
Meanwhile, seven persons were today arrested on sedition charges for allegedly raising pro-Pakistan, pro- freedom slogans in Kishtwar area of Jammu and Kashmir, a senior police officer said.
�Seven people have been arrested and booked under sedition charges for raising pro-freedom, pro-Pakistan and anti-India slogans soon after the commencement of the Idd prayers today,� the officer told PTI.