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India blocks 14 mobile apps used by terrorists in Pakistan to send information in J-K

The government's action against mobile applications that pose a threat to national security is not a recent occurrence

India blocks 14 mobile apps used by terrorists in Pakistan to send information in J-K
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Some media reports claimed that the apps blocked by the government include Crypviser, Enigma, Safeswiss, Wickrme, Mediafire, Briar, BChat, Nandbox, Conion, IMO, Element, Second line, Zangi, Threema among others.

It was found that these apps were being used by terrorists in Kashmir to communicate with their supporters and on-ground workers (OGW), News18 reported citing sources.

The government's action against mobile applications that pose a threat to national security is not a recent occurrence.

Previously, the Indian government banned numerous Chinese apps, accusing them of being "prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order."

In total, around 250 Chinese apps have been banned over the past few years. Since June 2020, more than 200 Chinese apps, including popular ones such as TikTok, Shareit, WeChat, Helo, Likee, UC News, Bigo Live, UC Browser, Xender, Camscanner, as well as popular mobile games such as PUBG Mobile and Garena Free Fire, have been banned.

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