The Government of India, in another move towards our neighboring country, banned a fresh list of 43 Chinese apps on November 24, 2020. This ban was put forward by the GOI under section 69A of the Information Technology Act, with the recommendation of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. One of the most leading names on the list is of ‘AliExpress’ app.
This move has been taken, citing the reason to protect the ‘sovereignty and integrity of India’. These apps will no longer be available on the Play Store or App Store in the country.
Indian Government, earlier banned a list of 59 Chinese based apps in the month of June, which then escalated to the forbiddance of another list of 118 China- based apps and once again a fresh list has been put forward by the Ministry.
The full list of these 43 banned chinese apps can be referred below:
- AliSuppliers Mobile App
- Alibaba Workbench
- Alipay Cashier
- Lalamove India (Delivery app)
- Drive with Lalamove India
- Snack Video
- CamCard- Business Card reader
- CamCard (Western)
- Chinese Social- Free online video app & chat
- Date in Asia
- WeDate- Dating app
- Singol- Start your date!
- Adore App
- Truly Chinese- Chinese dating app
- Truly Asian- Asian dating app
- Asian Date
- Guys Only Dating
- Tubit- Live streams
- First Love Live
- Cashier Wallet
- MGTV- Hunan TV
- WeTV-TV version
- WeTV- Cdrama, Kdrama & more
- WeTV Lite
- Lucky Live
- Taobao Live
- Identity V
- Isoland 2- Ashes of Time
- Heroes Evolved
- Happy Fish
- Jellipop Match
- Munchkin Match
- Conquista Online II
According to an official press release, the GOI said, “this action has been taken based on inputs (regarding the above-mentioned apps) for engaging in activities which may be considered prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the security of the state and public order.”
These orders were mainly based on the thorough report received from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs.
Popular names of apps that have been officially banned in India include names like PUBG, PUBG Mobile, Tik Tok, AliExpress, Bigo Live, ShareIt, CamScanner, UC Browser, Shein, Clash of Clans, and more.
As per Dr. Ajay, Founder and CEO of VideoMeet Pvt. Ltd., such a decision for outlawing the apps has also been seen as a positive move by the Indian users due to the geopolitical tensions between the two countries lately and how can this turn into a huge opportunity for the indigenously developed technology in the country.
There has been a total of 267 Chinese apps that are banned in our country till date. Moreover, the apps blocked previously have been questioned by the IT Ministry over their practices regarding their operations in India and the final decision regarding their stay will depend on the Government.
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