India Govt Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok

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India Govt Bans 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok

India bans TikTok, dozens of other Chinese apps

The move came amid tension with China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action and more than 70 were injured.

India banned the apps, terming them prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, defense of India. The move follows several trade-related decisions taken by India to hit back at Chinese interests in the country.

The list includes the popular Tik Tok and the following 58:

1. Shareit

2. Kwai

3. UC Browser

4. Baidu map

5. Shein

6. Clash of Kings

7. DU battery saver

8. Helo

9. Likee

10. YouCam makeup

11. Mi Community

12. CM Browers

13. Virus Cleaner

14. APUS Browser

15. ROMWE

16. Club Factory

17. Newsdog

18. Beutry Plus

19. WeChat

20. UC News

21. QQ Mail

22. Weibo

23. Xender

24. QQ Music

25. QQ Newsfeed

26. Bigo Live

27. SelfieCity

28. Mail Master

29. Parallel Space

30. Video Call – Xiaomi

31. WeSync

32. ES File Explorer

33. Viva Video – QU Video Inc

34. Meitu

35. Vigo Video

36. New Video Status

37. DU Recorder

38. Vault- Hide

39. Cache Cleaner DU App studio

40. DU Cleaner

41. DU Browser

42. Hago Play With New Friends

43. Cam Scanner

44. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile

45. Wonder Camera

46. Photo Wonder

47. QQ Player

48. We Meet

49. Sweet Selfie

50. Baidu Translate

51. Vmate

52. QQ International

53. QQ Security Center

54. QQ Launcher

55. U Video

56. V fly Status Video

57. Mobile Legends

58. DU Privacy

59. TikTok

Indian Ministry of Information Technology, today said it is invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps ( see Appendix) since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.

The move, he added, effectively gave China a taste of its own medicine as the country had permanently banned applications such as Facebook and Google.

“The move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the release added.