Srinagar April 12: Four of his close associates were gunned down in the recent past and it is no surprise the the face of the militancy uprising in Kashmir, Burhan Wani who is a Hizbul Mujahideen Commander, has gone into hiding. U4UVoice had reported in October 2015 how social media had turned into a total disaster for Burhan Wani and his associates and as has been seen lately, Burhan Wani’s activity on Social Media has been negligible.
On the issue of use of social media by militants, Col Goswami told media persons, “Militants are trying to use social media to encourage young boys to join their ranks. It is a new dimension but there hasnt been an abrupt increase in the numbers (of fresh recruits).”
“The strategy is to lure and recruit young boys and give them rudimentary training because the adversary (neighbouring nation) is not able to push terrorists into J&K. There is also a pool of overground workers who provide logistics and arms to militants,” said Colonel Goswami.
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