J&K police cyber cells now to keep sharp eye on online activity, social media to curb terror

kashmir militants terrorismAfter failing to check the activity of terror sympathizers, and terror operators on social media the Jammu and Kashmir police has embarked on activating Cyber Crime cells in the state to keep a check on the online activities anti-national elements, and also to check the rising cyber crime in the state. However, the primary focus of these cells would be to keep a watch on online terror activities, sympathizers, recruitment cells, and those indulging in spreading misinformation.

An online campaign would also be launched against the terror operators to counter their propaganda, and to neutralize their efforts at recruiting, motivating, and influencing the gullible youth many of whom recently are believed to have joined terror ranks. The online effort by police comes after it came to the notice of the authorities that terror groups in the last few months had unleashed a strong campaign to influence youngsters particularly in Kashmir valley. The focus would now be to identify such miscreants, infiltrate these groups, and get information about their activities, and those who are funding these activities.

The Cyber cells will be specifically keeping an eye on two outfits the LeT, and HM who in particular are very active through their overground workers. The police officials are also keen on keeping an eye on the usage of mobiles to tap the information which could be key to breaking into the terror networks.