India on Friday accused Pakistan of using social media to incite trouble and mobilise youth to throw stones at security forces during counter-insurgency operations in Jammu and Kashmir.
Rajnath Singh said it was “a new trend (that) has begun in Kashmir”.
“When our security forces go to villages in search of terrorists, the youths of the locality start pelting stones.”
He said those indulging in stone-pelting were doing so at the behest of the neighbouring country and “the group which operates the (social media) accounts (to incite stone-pelting) are based in Pakistan”.
The minister said the security forces would continue to give a befitting reply to terrorists and infiltrators in Jammu and Kashmir and also expressed confidence that India would defeat all forms of terrorism.
He said Pakistan was trying to destabilise India by sponsoring terrorism.
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