Government Monitoring a Combat IS Threat to Social Networks: The Government favours a stick and carrot approach to prevent the spread of Islamic State. The highly placed sources that are in the home ministry say that the security agencies are keeping a strict vigil on to the social media activity of potential targets of the terror modules.
Government Monitoring a Combat IS Threat to Social Networks
The terrorist of the organizations have been using the various social media platforms to spread their propaganda and to recruit more footsoldiers of their cause and there is no reason to not to believe that they may be setting the eyes on India, a senior home ministry official told IANS.
It is the two pronged approach. One is to keep an eye on the social media activity of those people who might be the target of the terror propaganda. At the same time, some efforts should be made to bring them into the mainstream through the welfare and employment schemes, stated by the officials.
On the other hand, there is an effort that has been made to bring the youth from the minority community into the mainstream through the various sops and the employment prospects.
The youth those who don’t have anything to do and those who are unemployed, may go astray. They have been trying to skill and educate them so that they can earn a decent livelihood and can enjoy their lives, the Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptulla told IANS.
For implementing this strategy the state government and their police forces have asked to get pitch in the effort apart from the central agencies, according to the sources.
As for the ministry of the minority affairs, it has been asked to implement the various welfare and employment oriented schemes, especially in ‘vulnerable pockets’ of the country that has been allocated around Rs. 87 crores for this fiscal.