Police and army hold counselling for ‘misguided youth’ and ‘Social media influencers’

J&K Police along with "Forces are transforming hearts and minds" by bringing them close to the local masses

Srinagar, April 14:  A Counseling session was held on Wednesday for misguided Youth and Social media influencers by police and army in North Kashmir’s Baramulla district.

In a statement,  the police said that the misguided Youth and Social Media Influencers were Counselled by Baramulla Police and 46RR.

A YouTube channel based in Narwaw, Sheeri had uploaded a video enacting a recent encounter which was further circulated on WhatsApp group created by some youths of Fatehgarh.

The incident received quick attention of Baramulla Police and 46 Rashtriya Rifles, the youth involved were identified & caught within no time.

The video was deleted immediately from YouTube handle ensuring timely containment of radical thoughts.

The spokesman further stated that, during the investigation, it came to the light that the YouTube channel has been uploading videos on various social problems which include Drug Menace and other social problems.

The subscribers of their channel were on rise, and in the mad race for more subscription they uploaded the inappropriate content that could provoke radical ideas.

It was then decided to counsel the youth keeping in view their young age. Accordingly, the parents/guardians were called and were counseled by SSP Baramulla, Rayees Mohammad Bhat (IPS), and were advised to keep a check on the activities of their wards so that they do not fall prey to false propaganda.

The police have released the individuals considering it as inadvertent act not amounting to sedition, however, has cleared its stand that such acts will not be tolerated and will be dealt in accordance to the law.

As a part of its efforts to bring misguided youth back into the mainstream, J&K Police along with “Forces are transforming hearts and minds” by bringing them close to the local masses with various efforts to include regular counseling of “misguided” youth to prevent them from falling prey to anti-national propaganda, reads the statement. gns

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