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Pak Agency, Terror Groups Recruiting Online In J&K: Officials

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Srinagar: Pakistan-based intelligence agency and other terror groups are now recruiting in Jammu and Kashmir using application in cyber and mobile space as face-to-face interaction have become difficult due to the security forces’ hawk-eyed vigil, officials said on Sunday.
Fake videos of alleged atrocities committed by the security forces and building a false narrative are now often used by the ISI handlers from Pakistan to whip up emotions among the new recruits, they said, citing intelligence reports and technical surveillance.
Earlier, terrorist sympathisers used to establish physical contact with the prospective recruits to bring them into a terror group’s rank and files. However, after security agencies cracked down on such sympathisers, they changed their modus operandi.
In 2020, over two dozen terror modules were busted by security agencies leading to the arrest of over 40 such sympathisers.
Two surrendered terrorists, Tawar Waghey and Amir Ahmed Mir, who laid down their arms before 34 Rashtriya Rifles of the Army late last month, had given an insight into their joining of terror modules that showed that cyber recruitment was being carried out on a large scale.

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