Fighting radicalization to enhance e-strategy for a youth-comprehensive approach towards on-line terrorism

Trainings on police-public collaboration in Sopore, J&K

19 March 2022, Sopore:  Members of “Save Youth Save Future” organised the latest event of series of full-day trainings as part of the project “Free 4 Youth: Fighting radicalization to enhance e-strategy for a youth-comprehensive approach towards on-line terrorism”. The event took place at Dak-Bangalow Sopore and was attended by 101 participants – 63 girls and 38 boys. 

The program began with a discussion on social media, in which the trainer emphasized how social media is presently being utilized by negative elements for a variety of ill goals. He also brought up instances where certain individuals throughout the world are attempting to disseminate radical narratives via social media and indoctrinate young minds. He also addressed young people, urging them to recognize which content is beneficial to them and which is harmful, and to constantly seek to understand reality through objective impartiality. He went on to say that social media may be used for positive purposes with good intentions, such as raising awareness; young people can develop their own businesses online and generate revenue from multiple online channels.

The second trainer discussed the importance of Women’s Education where she spoke about how she is currently working with young girls for women’s education across the valley and how her initiative “Taleem Haq Hai Hamara” is making changes across Kashmir. She explained that women in Kashmir are sometimes deprived of their right to education due to many social conditionalities put upon them unnecessarily. She further said that it’s our responsibility as a society to come forward and help Kashmiri young girls to attain their right to education enshrined in the constitution without any ifs and buts.

The Guest of honour SDPO Sopore JKPS spoke on how police and youngsters of society as a whole can build a well-functioning society whereby people can build a harmonious and crime-free society for the welfare of the state. He also said that about 0.1 percent of individuals are attempting to disseminate negative narratives among the younger generations for vested interests, which is destructive to not just public welfare but also our national interests. And it is our common obligation to combat the enemy’s wicked objectives. He went on to say that young people should look at the numerous young achievers from Jammu and Kashmir who have made not just J&K but the whole country proud for their accomplishments at the local, national, and international levels.

He also discussed cybercrime and how it is a danger to our society. He said that in the event of any such incidence involving cyber threats or connected criminality, individuals should contact cyber police. So that we may create a society free of crime.

Young achievers of Kashmir subsequently took the floor. One of them spoke about his personal life and how he got to where he is standing right now. And how, despite encountering the hostile climate in the aftermath of 2016, he continued to work hard for his goals and success. And that accomplishment was recognized not only on a national level, but also on an international one, with famous player Tony Adams tweeting his video about his football talents on his own Twitter account. He urged youth to concentrate on their careers and contribute to the country as a whole.

Another young achiever explained how despite facing so many challenges in life, she managed to overcome those challenges with passion and determination. She further described how she has managed to make difference in society and how she has made her family and society proud of her success and willpower.

Chairman SYSF finished the session by telling the youth that the government, in collaboration with a variety of partners, is making great efforts to ensure that the youth realize their goals in life and make our country proud. He also discussed how young people may ensure that they are not affected by negative powers of authorityand their malicious propaganda, but rather work for the development of a diverse progressive and welfare society with a scientific mindset.