The Indian government has banned 14 mobile messaging apps that terror organisations allegedly used to connect with their sympathisers and overground workers in Jammu and Kashmir, as well as to receive orders from Pakistan.
Enigma, Crypviser, Safeswiss, Mediafire, Wickrme, BChat, Briar, Nandbox, IMO, Conion, Element, Zangi, Second Line, and Threema are among the programmes that have been blocked. On the advice of security and intelligence services, the administration took this move.
Section 67A of the Information Technology Act of 2000 prohibited the use of the apps. “Agencies keep track of channels used by overground workers (OGWs) and terrorists to communicate among themselves,” an official said. While investigating one of the communications, agencies discovered that the mobile application does not have representatives in India, making it difficult to track down activity on the app.”