Pak using social media to radicalise Kashmiri youth: J&K DGP

Pak using social media to radicalise Kashmiri youth: J&K DGP
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Advises police at Baramulla to deal firmly with militants, kindly with civilians

Jammu/Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Police chief Dilbag Singh on Tuesday said that Pakistan was using social media to radicalise Kashmir youth and cooking false stories to entice young minds into terrorist activities.
“Pakistan, after launching and promoting a proxy war in the state, is using social media for radicalisation and undertaking disinformation campaigns against our country,” he said.
Pakistan was continuously “abetting and sustaining” terrorism in our Jammu and Kashmir, he added.
A group of officers from foreign armed forces and civil services on national security and strategic studies as part of their tour to the state visited on Tuesday the police headquarters at Jammu, where they called on the DGP.
On Wednesday, DGP Dilbag Singh accompanied by IGP Kashmir Range SP Pani visited District Police Lines Baramulla where they interacted with police personnel of the North Kashmir Range.
The DGP complimented the police personnel and said that the efforts and achievements of J&K Police have been recognized at the highest levels of government. Prime Minister Narendra Modi showered praises on J&K Police during the DGPs’ conference in Gujarat, he added.
A press release from the police headquarters said that the DGP impressed upon the police personnel to strive harder to maintain peace and order in the state. He emphasised that the police must deal strictly with elements involved in radicalisation of youth and pushing them towards terrorism. He directed officers to identify and book persons involved in these activities.
The DGP said that Baramulla police had created an island of peace with no active surviving militant in the district. Singh said that more such islands of peace were needed in Kashmir so that violence against innocent people by militants comes to an end and the young could think of their studies and career.
He said that an environment was needed in which youth could aspire to be gainfully employed and the elderly could move with the same respect and honour that Kashmir society was known for.
Shri Dilbag Singh urged all policemen to work towards this and ensure that while they deal firmly with anti-national elements and anti-social elements, due respect is given to the innocent people. “They should also extend a helping hand to the needy people in any kind of distress situation. They should be fair and impartial while enforcing law and should deal with any kind of disturbance, violence firmly and strongly by lawful means,” he added.
IGP Kashmir SP Pani highlighted various welfare measures initiated by the government for the police force.
DIG North Kashmir Range Atul Kumar Goel, SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfikar Azad, SSP Sopore Shri Javaid Iqbal, and ASP Baramulla Shri Mohammad Yousuf Choudhary also spoke on the occasion and briefed the DGP.