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On Monday, the government of India has banned 59 applications. Most of these applications are very popular Chinese apps including TikTok, CamScanner, Mi video, and many more.

There have been a very tense situation between India and China at the border and this ban comes amidst the border tension. This ban covers a variety of applications ranging from social media apps to browsers to e-commerce, instant messaging, and file-sharing apps also.

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source: indiatvnews.com

The Ministry of Electronics and IT (MeitY) stated that when they received the credible inputs that such apps cause threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the government decided to disallow their use be it on mobile or non-mobile Internet-enabled services.
Instructions have also been issued to Google and Apple to remove these banned applications from their respective application stores. Sources have also informed that telecom operators and Internet service providers will be even asked to block access and their use on these networks.

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The Ministry shared that it has invoked its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with relevant provisions of the Information technology Rules 2009 (procedure and safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public)
Meity said that it received exhaustive recommendations from the Indian Cyber Crime Co-ordination center and the Ministry of Home Affairs to block these malicious Apps. There has also been a strong chorus in the public space too, to take a strict action and restrict their uses.

Many complaints were received by the IT Ministry which included complaints about misuse of mobile apps for malicious acts like stealing and transmitting users’ data in a way which is not authorized to servers which have locations “not in India”.

The IT ministry said that the mining, profiling, and compilation of these data by those elements which are hostile to national security and defence of India is a matter of deep concern which needs emergency measures. These issues ultimately impinge upon the sovereignty and integrity of the nation.

Following is the list of the apps which have been banned :

1.TikTok

2.Shareit

3.Kwai

4.UC Browser

5.Baidu map

6.Shein

7.Clash of Kings

8.DU battery saver

9.Helo

10.Likee

11.YouCam makeup

12.Mi Community

13.CM Browers

14.Virus Cleaner

15.APUS Browser

16.ROMWE

17.Club Factory

18.Newsdog

19.Beutry Plus

20.WeChat

21.UC News

22.QQ Mail

23.Weibo

24.Xender

25.QQ Music

26.QQ Newsfeed

27.Bigo Live

28.SelfieCity

29.Mail Master

30.Parallel Space

31.Mi Video Call – Xiaomi

32.WeSync

33.ES File Explorer

34.Viva Video – QU Video Inc

35.Meitu

36.Vigo Video

37.New Video Status

38.DU Recorder

39.Vault- Hide

40.Cache Cleaner DU App studio

41.DU Cleaner

42.DU Browser

43.Hago Play With New Friends

44.Cam Scanner

45.Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

46.Wonder Camera

47.Photo Wonder

48.QQ Player

49.We Meet

50.Sweet Selfie

51.Baidu Translate

52.Vmate

53.QQ International

54.QQ Security Center

55.QQ Launcher

56.U Video

57.V fly Status Video

58.Mobile Legends

59.DU Privacy

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