Pakistan promoting radicalisation among youth via social media: Govt

Pakistan has formulated a new strategy to promote radicalisation among youths through vested groups and social media to give it the shape of a civil resistance in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

PTI| Last Updated: Jul 20, 2016, 17:06 PM IST

New Delhi: Pakistan has formulated a new strategy to promote radicalisation among youths through vested groups and social media to give it the shape of a civil resistance in Jammu and Kashmir, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.

"This year, Pakistan strategy has been to try and promote radicalisation through vested groups and social media so that this can be given the shape of a civil resistance," Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir said in a reply to a written question.

The terrorist groups have become desperate and were incited to attack the security forces in Jammu and Kashmir, he said.