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Cyber terrorists under scanner of Jammu and Kashmir police


The J&K police is cracking down on cyber terrorists, as they can cause much damage to the society through an online campaign.

According to Daily Excelsior newspaper Director General of Jammu and Kashmir Police Dilbag Singh, senior army officers and officials from the security establishment provided an assessment that stated, there is a fear that these “white-collar jihadis” could trigger a communal clash or influence some youths by manipulating news on social media while they themselves live comfortably in faraway countries.

The battleground is new where conventional weaponry and the fighting zones of a warren of narrow streets and forests are replaced by computers and smartphones to wage war from just about anywhere — in Kashmir or outside, safe inside their homes or out on the streets, from a nearby café or even just a convenient roadside.

A senior army officer termed them “white-collar jihadis” who mislead the youth and general population by peddling lies on social media and twisting the situation to suit the separatists or terrorist groups.

The Jammu and Kashmir Police recently arrested five suspected such people who were behind a campaign to spread falsehood about the sovereignty of the country.

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