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Social media acts as a catalyst in brewing terror: Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Anbu

Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu on Wednesday said social media is acting as a catalyst in brewing terror.

Edited by: India TV News Desk, New Delhi [ Updated: February 14, 2018 15:02 IST ]
Social media responsible for increase in terror: Army officer

Social media is partially responsible for the increase in terror as it engages the youth at a large scale, said an Army officer. 

Northern Army Commander Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu on Wednesday said social media is acting as a catalyst in brewing terror.

Stressing on the need for an immediate solution in the connection Lt Gen Anbu said, "Social media is also responsible for the increase in terror, it's engaging the youth at a large scale and I think we need to focus on this issue soon."

"Enemy is frustrated and is trying for softer targets when they fail at borders they attack camps. Yes, youth joining terror is a concern, we need to address this trend," he said at a press conference in Udhampur. 

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The Lt Gen said that there is no place for communalism in the army. "We don't communalise; those making statements don't know the Army well," he added. 

Lt Gen Anbu further said Hizbul Mujahideen (HM), Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) or Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) are hands in glove.

"All three groups like HM, JeM or LeT are hands in glove whether it's in the valley or here. There is no differentiation; they keep jumping from one Tanzim 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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