Youth joining terror groups is a concern which needs to be addressed, says Army

Udhampur (Jammu): A top Commander of the Indian Army has said that social media is responsible for increase in terror and added that youth joining militancy in Kashmir is a matter of concern.

According to the ANI, Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu said that the trend of joining militant ranks among youth needs to be addressed.

“Social media is also responsible for increase in terror, it’s engaging the youth at a large scale and I think we need to focus on this issue soon. Also, we don’t communalise. Those making statements don’t know the Army well.”

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He added, “Enemy is frustrated and is trying for softer targets, when they fail at borders they attack on camps. Yes, youth joining terror is a concern, we need to address this trend,” he added.

He also pointed out that militant outfits Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) work together.

“All three groups like HM, JeM or LeT are hands in glove whether it’s in valley or here. There is no differentiation; they keep jumping from one Tanzim (group) to other. Anyone who picks up an arm and is against the state is a terrorist and we’ll deal with him,” Lt Gen. Anbu noted.

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