Addressing a gathering of central police and paramilitary personnel during a BSF investiture ceremony in Delhi, Union home minister Rajnath Singh asked security personnel to be cautious against using and forwarding unverified social media content.
Speaking about dangers of the social media, the minister said the “enemy” is spreading rumours and false information using tools like Facebook and Whatsapp.
“It is seen that the personnel and officers use and put such information or videos on their Facebook page or Whatsapp. You should not forward such items, unless it is authentic and in the interest of the country as you not only protect our borders but also the country’s unity and integrity,” he said.
Singh added that infiltration by militants from Pakistan has come down to a large extent after India conducted surgical strikes on the terror hubs across the Line of Control.
“There used to be infiltration by militants from Pakistan. But I can say after surgical strikes, incidents of infiltration have come down to a large extent. I compliment both the army and the BSF for ensuring border security,” Singh said.
The strikes were conducted by the army at terror launch pads across the LoC in September last year.
He said the forces, especially the Border Security Force (BSF), should stay “more alert” against the cross-border smuggling of fake Indian currency notes and drugs.