J&K LG advocates monitoring of social media to fight radicalisation of youth

(NVI Photo: Abid Bashir)

Abid Bashir

Srinagar (NVI): Jammu and Kashmir Lieutenant Governor Manoj Sinha today advocated comprehensive reforms and regular monitoring of social media content for dealing with the radicalisation of youth in the Union Territory.

Speaking at the annual police commemoration day at Zewan in Srinagar, LG Sinha said that the police should further strengthen its community support base across J&K. “At the same time, there is a need for comprehensive reforms to deal with radicalisation. Social media content must be monitored round the clock to prevent its misuse by the enemies,” he said.

Flanked by Director General of Police (DGP) Dilbagh Singh, LG Sinha said that he was sure that there is a mechanism to deal with the radicalisation and people involved must put in further efforts to strengthen the grid to prevent youth from treading the wrong path.

The LG said that “militancy sponsored by the neighbour” has been effectively dealt with by the police force. “Our police force is playing a significant role in tackling militancy. In J&K, every school, institution and office must know the role police are playing. People should know that if they sleep, it is because of the policemen who remain awake throughout the night on streets,” he said.

The LG also hailed police for effectively dealing with the law and order challenges. “I am glad in two years, policemen from J&K have been awarded 684 medals. As far as the support J&K police needs from the administration, I assure them the full support,” he said.

He also directed the J&K Police to go tough against culprits and not touch innocents. “Gunahgaar ko mat chhodo, Begunah go mat chhedo. (Don’t leave the culprits and don’t touch innocents),” the LG said.