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Terror groups exploiting social media for communication: Govt tells Lok Sabha

Hansraj Ahir said a close coordination between intelligence and security agencies at the Centre and states exists to counter terror activities.

india Updated: Jul 25, 2017 19:54 IST
Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a group photograph with the troopers during a visit to the ITBP Border Out Post (BOP), at Mana in Uttarakhand.
Minister of state for home affairs Hansraj Gangaram Ahir in a group photograph with the troopers during a visit to the ITBP Border Out Post (BOP), at Mana in Uttarakhand.(PTI File Photo)

Terrorist groups are exploiting social media and encrypted cyber platforms for the purpose of communication, the Lok Sabha was informed on Tuesday.

“Terrorist elements and criminal elements are reportedly exploiting electronic communication, including social media platform and encrypted cyber platform, for the purpose of communication,” minister of state for home Hansraj Ahir said in a written reply to a question.

Ahir said in order to counter terror activities, there exists a close and effective coordination between intelligence and security agencies at the Centre and the states.

“The cyber space is being closely monitored to keep a watch on the activities of terrorist groups,” he said.