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Pak using social media to radicalise Kashmiri youth:DGP


Srinagar, Jan 30: 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” militancy in our Jammu and Kashmir, he added.

A group of officers from foreign armed forces and civil services on national security and strategic studies tour to the state Tuesday visited police headquarters at Jammu and called on the DGP.

Dilbag Singh accompanied by S.P Pani visited District Police Lines, Baramulla where he had an interaction with police personnel of the North Kashmir Range.

The DGP, while interacting with the police personnel complimented them for the appreciations and the laurels they have brought in the fight against militancy.

He said that the efforts and achievements of J&K Police have been recognized at the highest levels of the government across the country. The Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi showered praises on the J&K Police during DGP’s conference in Gujrat, he added.

The DGP impressed upon the police personnel to strive harder to maintain peace and order in the State. He emphasized that the police personnel must deal strictly with elements involved in the radicalization of youth and pushing them towards militancy. He directed the police officers to identify and book the persons involved in these activities.

DGP said that Baramulla police has created an island of peace with no active surviving militant in the district. It has come as a big relief to the people.

More such islands of peace, police and army need to create in other parts of Kashmir so that violence against the innocent people by the militants comes to an end and a sustaining peace prevails in the State where the young children and students could think of their studies and career. The youth could aspire to be gainfully employed and the elderly could move with same respect and honour what Kashmir society was known for.