Concern over radicalisation of youths through social media & online forums

Concern over radicalisation of youths through social media & online forums

Serious concern was expressed today over radicalisation of youths through social media and other online forums during a high-level meeting of country's top police brass which was attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

After the inauguration, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the activities of dreaded terrorist group ISIS have been witnessed in India and their is concern over radicalisation of youths through social media and other online forums.

Singh also said the ISIS has been trying to enhance its foothold in India's neighbourhood -- in Bangladesh and Afghanistan.

"It is a fact that the ISIS activities have increased globally and India is not isolated from it. Besides, there are problems of radicalisation of youths through social media and other online forums," he said and sought concerted efforts to tackle the problem.

He was speaking at the annual three-day conference of Directors General of Police and Inspectors General of Police being organised by the Intelligence Bureau.

Referring to Punjab, the Home Minister said external forces were trying to revive the secessionist demand of Khalistan by trying to manipulate people's sentiment.

"But I am sure that people of Punjab will give befitting reply to such evil design," he said.

He said security situation in Jammu and Kashmir was much better this year than the previous years as security forces have done commendable job in controlling activities of terror groups.

"Better coordination among the state and central agencies is the need of the hour. We must always be prepared for any situation or crisis," he said.

He said situation in the Left Wing Extremism affected states was fast improving but needed a multi pronged approach in tackling the situation.

"Morale of our security forces is high in these areas. The situation will improve further. We need a multi pronged approach in LWE areas. Development and winning the confidence of people is equally important in these areas," the Home Minister said.

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