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Pak using social media to radicalise Kashmiri youths: DGP

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Jammu/Srinagar, Jan 29: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh Tuesday said that Pakistan was using social media to “radicalise Kashmir youths and running disinformation campaigns against India”.

The DGP said that Pakistan was “cooking false stories to entice young minds” into militant activities.

“Pakistan, after launching and promoting a proxy war in the state, is using social media for radicalization and undertaking disinformation campaigns against our country,” he said.

“Pakistan was continuously abetting and sustaining terrorism in our Jammu and Kashmir,” he added.

The DGP also directed officers to book elements involved in “radicalising youths”.

According to a police spokesman, during an interaction with policemen in Baramulla district, the DGP emphasised the need for the force to deal strictly with elements involved in the radicalisation of youths and pushing them towards militancy.

He directed the police officers to identify and book the persons involved in these activities.

Singh also said Baramulla police had brought peace with no active militant surviving in the district.

“It has come as a big relief to the people. The police and the army need to work together so that violence against innocent people by the militants comes to an end and peace prevails in the state where the young children and students can concentrate of their studies and career,” he said.

Singh urged all policemen to work towards this goal and ensure that while they deal firmly with anti-national elements and anti-social elements, due respect is given to innocent people, spokesman said.

“The force should also extend a helping hand to the needy. They should be fair and impartial while enforcing the law and should deal with any kind of disturbance, violence firmly and strongly by lawful means,”  he added.

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