SrinagarMilitants killed in ‘operation all out’ by security forces has seemingly put pressure on their social media status as well. The videos of glorifying militants on social media have reduced significantly, India Today reported on Monday.
A recent trend showed that several video of militants released every week in social media platforms like WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram and Facebook. In the videos, militants were shown using gun salutes to top militant leaders in Valley, terrorist playing cricket and few showed them brandishing AK 47 while patrolling the jungles in South Kashmir.
Confirming the trend, DG CRPF RR Bhatnagar, said: “The terrorist are under pressure presumably because the videos have given away their locations on few occasions. Having failed to launch a spectacular attack on security forces, they are now resorting to using videos choosing softer targets and civilians.
While recent spate of militant killing is being pegged at 170, and top faces of militancy often appearing in some of the viral videos in valley eliminated, the militant outfits seem to be under immense pressure.
Few of the latest video’s doing the round on social media are the ones where civilians have been shown as the target. The militants deliberately avoid showing their faces in such videos.
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