Govt bans 35 WhatsApp groups for ‘spreading fake news’ about Agneepath scheme


New Delhi, June 19

The government on Sunday banned 35 WhatsApp groups allegedly spreading fake news about the Agneepath military recruitment scheme, officials said.

This step has been taken amidst violent protests against the scheme in different parts of the country since the announcement of the scheme a few days back.

Government officials said 35 WhatsApp groups were banned by the government for allegedly spreading fake news about the Agneepath scheme.

However, it was not immediately known whether information about these groups or whether any action has been initiated against their administrators.

Rejecting the rollback of the ‘Agneepath’ recruitment scheme despite widespread protests, the three services of the Army on Sunday came out with a detailed schedule of enrollments under the new policy, saying it is aimed at reducing the age profile of the armed forces personnel. forces.