In a major crackdown on terror groups, the Center blocked 14 mobile messenger apps.

  • In a big crackdown on terrorist activities, the Centre has banned 14 mobile messaging applications which were allegedly being used by terror groups, largely in Jammu and Kashmir, to communicate with their supporters and Over Ground Workers (OGW) and also receive instructions from Pakistan.
  • The banned apps include Crypviser, Enigma, Safeswiss, Wickrme, Mediafire, Briar, BChat, Nandbox, Conion, IMO, Element, Second Line, Zangi, and Threema.
  • This action has been taken on the recommendation of security and intelligence agencies. A list of apps posing a threat to national security and not complying with Indian laws was prepared and the concerned ministry was informed about the request to ban them.
  • The official said that these apps have been blocked under section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

Qns : Which of the following messenger mobile application used to spread terror in Jammu and Kashmir has been blocked by the Government of India ?

(A) Telegram
(C) ShareChat
(D) Hike Sticker Chat

Ans : (B) IMO

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