The central government is keeping a close watch on terrorist activities. Under this, 14 mobile messaging apps have been banned by the government. The app was allegedly being used by terrorist groups in Jammu and Kashmir.
Sources said that through this application, terrorist groups were communicating with their supporters and ground workers. Along with this, this app was also used to get information from Pakistan.
Banned apps include Crypvisor, Enigma, SafeSwiss, Vikerme, Mediafire, Briar, Beechat, Nandbox, Conion, IMO, Element, Second Line, Jangi, and Threema.
This decision has been taken by the central government after the recommendation of security and intelligence agencies. An official told news agency ANI that the agencies are monitoring the channels used by overground workers (OGWs) and terrorists to communicate with each other.
During a communication tracking, the agencies found that some of the mobile apps did not have representatives in India. Due to which it is becoming difficult to keep an eye on the activities happening in it.
The app was allegedly being used by terrorist groups in Jammu and Kashmir. Through this app, terrorist groups used to communicate with their supporters and grassroots workers.