Separatists in NE, JK misusing Facebook, accepts Antony

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New Delhi, Feb 17 (PTI) Defence Minister A K Antony todayacknowledged that separatists in North-East and Jammu andKashmir are "misusing" social networking sites and said"proper corrective action" will be taken.

Responding to queries of mediapersons on "misuse" ofsocial networking sites like Facebook by the separatists, theMinister said, "We know people are misusing these but at thesame time we are not going to take any hasty decision."

He refused to comment on limiting the access of socialnetworking sites in the states where the services are beingmisused. "We will see, nothing has been decided now," he said.

Antony said "proper corrective action" will be takenafter ascertaining the whole issue.

Of late, the separatist forces in J and K and North-Eastwere found actively using social networking sites to spreadtheir propaganda. With their membership increasing with eachday, they also initiate online discussions and post theircomments on issues like stone-pelting and others.

Antony will tomorrow start a two-day visit to North-Eastwhere he will visit important military stations in Assam,Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh and Manipur.

He would also take stock of infrastructure developmentprogrammes in the forward areas.

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