Pakistan instigating Kashmiri youths into militancy through social media, says Jitendra Singh

New Delhi: Pakistan's agencies are instigating youths in Kashmir through false propaganda in social media, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said on Wednesday. He asked the civil society and Jammu and Kashmir government to make the youths understand the reality, instead of getting instigated by false propaganda by few people.

Jitendra Singh. PIB

Jitendra Singh. PIB

"Pakistani agencies are using social media to instigate youths of Kashmir Valley through false propaganda in social media. I would appeal the youths there not to get carried away by such propaganda," the minister told reporters here. His assertion comes as normal life in Kashmir Valley had been affected for past few days allegedly by some separatist leaders to protest the killing of civilians there during a clash with security forces.

Singh, Minister of State in Prime Minister's Office, said these separatists are doing the politics of convenience. "There are leaders who want to instigate the youths of Kashmir Valley to indulge in activities like stone pelting and violence. But these very leaders want their own children to become IAS and IPS officers. They want their children to study in good school. I feel that these leaders are doing the politics of convenience," he said.

Jammu and Kashmir police chief S P Vaid had also met Singh, a Lok Sabha member from Jammu and Kashmir's Udhampur constituency, and apprised him about the security situation in the Valley. The duo held a detailed discussion about the prevailing situation in Kashmir, in the aftermath of recent violence which resulted in the death of three persons and injuries to others, as well as to the security personnel.

The minister said that it is the responsibility of both the administration as well as the civil society to make the youth of Kashmir understand the reality.

Updated Date: Mar 30, 2017 16:44 PM

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