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Pakistan using social media to incite Kashmir youths

Pakistan using social media to incite Kashmir youths

| | 31 Mar 2017, 03:33 pm
New Delhi, Mar 31 (IBNS) : Making an appeal to the youths of Kashmir to not rush to the sites of encounter, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday accused Pakistan of using the social media to incite youngsters to help militants against action by security forces, reports said.

Responding to a query in the Lok Sabha, Singh also accused Pakistan of destabilise India through Pak-based terrorists.

"I will appeal to youths not to be misled by Pakistan. Some social media applications like WhatsApp and Facebook are used to gather youths at places of encounters. These groups are based in Pakistan."

Singh said in a new trend that s started in Jammu and Kashmir, security personnel are being  made to confront stone-pelting crowds of youth in villages.

He said Pakistan, by backing terrorists,  are trying to destabilise the whole country.

"The whole country is aware of this act of Pakistan. Our security forces are responding to them the way it is needed," he said.

“I inform the House that they are being given a befitting response by our security forces and the Army,” he said, adding, “We will succeed.”

Singh was responding to a specific query by TMC’s Saugata Roy with regard to the recent stone-pelting incidents in Kashmir in which three civilians and security personnel had died.

The youths are exhorted by social media platforms, operated and masterminded by a group in Pakistan, to reach places to confront security forces, he said.

He said villagers and youths were misled by forces operating from across the border. He appealed to the youth not to be misled.

Those operating and masterminding operations against India had to be dealt with firmly and our security forces would deal with them, he said.

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