Srinagar/ Islamabad, July 11: The death of Abdul Burhan Wani, the commander of the terrorist group Hizbul Mujahideen witnessed widespread protests in Jammu and Kashmir.
With the death toll crossing 20 following violent protests, the security agencies are now coping with another problem. Hate mail, propaganda and calls for Jihad from Pakistan.
The Union Home Ministry which has appealed for calm has also directed the Intelligence Bureau to step up online patrolling. All efforts are being made to add fuel to the fire from Pakistan, an Intelligence Bureau official informed OneIndia.
Following the death of Burhan, there are nearly 300 social media profiles that have cropped up. All these handles have found to have hate propaganda. It is clear that those from Pakistan want to push the issue to the limits and ensure that Kashmir burns.
Many of the profiles urge the people to take up arms and fight both the state police as well as the Indian army. The profiles urge the people of Kashmir to continue fighting.
Security officials have spent nearly 48 hours at a stretch trying to curb the online propaganda. The problem is that there is a sustained attempt being made from Pakistan. One account is blocked only for another one to crop up.
For the security agencies it has been nothing short of a nightmare. On one hand they are facing hostility from the locals and on the other hand they have to ensure that restraint is maintained.
Moreover, the Amarnath Yatra which had been suspended has resumed and there is a considerable amount of security that has been deployed there as well.