Centre set to permanently ban 59 Chinese apps

New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS): The Union Government has decided permanently ban 59 Chinese mobile applications including TikTok.

The development comes several months after the government had first banned Chinese apps temporarily in last June.

The government had sought responses from the companies on the show cause notices, but sources said that it is not satisfied with their responses.

According to people in the know, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has sent notices to 59 apps including Tiktok.

The ministry suspended access to the apps in India last year amid the border tussle with China. It had said that these measures were undertaken on the basis of credible information that these apps are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

The Chinese apps under interim ban include Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu, BIGO LIVE, WeChat, UC Browser and Xiaomi's Mi Community.



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  • Avinash, Mangalore

    Tue, Jan 26 2021

    This is the only thing GOI can do. They came and constructed a village and we are banning apps... Main lal ankh dikhaunga..ROFL

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  • Rishi, Thane/Mumbai

    Tue, Jan 26 2021

    Well Said Avinash,

    Thank God BJP didnt rule for last 70 years, Otherwise India would had been just like other poor countries
    At Present they are trying their best to take INDIA to stone age by brainwashing the people

    These are worse than Congress

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