Rajnath warns security personnel about unverified social media content

Rajnath warns security personnel about unverified social media content

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday warned security personnel to be cautious about forwarding unverified social media content, saying it could create trouble in the country.
 
Addressing the BSF investiture ceremony, he said social media has become a tool nowadays to spread rumours.
 
Noting that the "enemy" is spreading "rumours and false information" using social media tools like Facebook and Whatsapp, he said officers and other personnel should not forward any such social media messages, which are not authentic and are not in the interest of the nation.
 
"It is seen that the personnel and officers use and put such information or videos on their Facebook page or Whatsapp. You should not forward such items unless it is authentic and in the interest of the country as you not only protect our borders but also the country's unity and integrity," he said.
 
Describing the BSF as India's 'First Wall of Defence', Singh said the force has come out of the shadows of the Army and registered its independent identity at the borders.
 
He said infiltration by militants from Pakistan has come down to a large extent after India conducted surgical strikes on the terror hubs across the Line of Control in September last year. The strikes were conducted by the army at terror launch pads across the LoC in September last year.
 
He said the forces should stay "more alert" against the cross-border smuggling of fake Indian currency notes and drugs. "We are trying to secure our borders effectively by putting a three-tier system, which will be like deploying a border guarding force (like BSF), an intelligence network and police presence behind this. This is being integrated on our borders in a fast mode," he said.

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