Social media surveillance ‘enhanced’ to check ‘radicalization’: Govt

The government Thursday listed enhanced social media surveillance among the various steps it has taken to wean away youth from “anti-national activities” and militancy in Jammu and Kashmir.

Cricket tournaments under Civic Action Programme (CAP) are being organised to “engage” with the youth and surveillance on social media has been enhanced as it plays a major role in “radicalization” of youth, Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti said in response to a query in the Legislative Assembly.

“The meetings of senior citizens at the police station level are being organized to facilitate the counselling of the youth to ally their misgiving if any and motivate them for contributing to the development of the state,” she said.

Mehbooba said that youth clubs have been established at police station levels to facilitate them with information technology, indoor games etc. to keep youth away from “terrorism”.

She also said a number of steps have been taken to eradicate/check cross-border “terrorism” which include border fencing and its electrification, installation of night vision devices, heating sensing gadgets, tactical development of forces at border/LoC.

“The other measures which have been taken to prevent the cross-border terrorism include the development of intelligence personnel to collect advance and target oriented inputs on filtration, foot patrolling, the establishment of border police posts for generating local intelligence, regular patrolling along the border and laying of ambushes on suspected routes of infiltration.”

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