According to news agency ANI, the central government has blocked 14 messenger mobile applications that were used by terrorists in Pakistan as platforms for communication for transmitting information to Jammu and Kashmir.
According to some media reports, the government has blacklisted a number of applications, including Crypviser, Enigma, Safeswiss, Wickrme, Mediafire, Briar, BChat, Nandbox, Conion, IMO, Element, Second line, Zangi, and Threema.
It was found that terrorists in Kashmir were using these apps to contact their on-ground workers (OGW) and supporters.
It is not a recent occurrence for the government to take action against mobile applications that threaten national security.
Numerous Chinese apps had previously been banned by the Indian government, which claimed that they were “prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state, and public order.”
Over the past few years, approximately 250 Chinese apps have been blocked. More than 200 Chinese apps have been blocked since June 2020, including well-known ones like TikTok, Shareit, WeChat, Helo, Likee, UC News, Bigo Live, UC Browser, Xender, Camscanner, and famous mobile games like PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire.