Social media spreading ‘radicalisation’, need to control it:  Gen Bipin Rawat

Social media spreading ‘radicalisation’, need to control it:  Gen Bipin Rawat
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New Delhi, Jan 9:  Asserting that “terrorism” is becoming a new form of warfare, Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat said Wednesday the menace is spreading its head like a “multi-headed monster” and is “here to stay” as long as states continue to use it as a state policy.

Rawat, speaking at a panel discussion at the Raisina Dialogue here, also said that there was a need to control social media as it was becoming a source of spreading “radicalisation.”

He said a different kind of “radicalisation” was being witnessed in India and in Jammu and Kashmir, the youth were getting “radicalised” due to a lot of misinformation, disinformation, and a lot of falsehoods on religion being fed to them.

“That is why you find more and more educated youth being drawn into terrorism,” he said.

“Terrorism” is here to stay as long as there are nations that continue to sponsor it as a state policy, Rawat said.

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