New Delhi: In a major crackdown, the Central Government blocked 14 mobile messenger apps.
According to reports, the messenger app was reportedly being used by terrorists in Jammu and Kashmir to spread the message and receive messages from Pakistan.
An Official said that the agencies keep track of channels used by Overground workers (OGWs) and terrorists to communicate among themselves.
It was while tracking down that one of the communications, that the agencies came across a mobile application that does not have representatives in India and it was difficult to track down the activities that were happening on the app.
Following this, a list of such apps was prepared that pose threat to national security and apps which does not follow Indian laws.
After the list was prepared, the concerned Ministry was informed of the request to ban these mobile applications.
The Offiical said that tese mobile apps were blocked under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
The intelligence agencies informed that these mobile apps were spreading terror propaganda in the Valley.