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Amid border tension at LAC, Govt bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok


New Delhi: As tensions alongside the Line of Actual Control (LAC) proceed to simmer, the federal government of India right this moment determined to impose ban on 59 Chinese ban including Tik Tok, apparently over lack of transparency points.

TikTok has been highly regarded Chinese app in India, with most customers in India, adopted by China and the US. Recently, TikTok drew sufficient flak for its objectionable content material.

In an order, the Home Ministry stated, “on the basis of these and upon receiving of recent credible inputs that such Apps pose threat to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has decided to disallow the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet enabled devices.”

List of 59 Chinese apps banned by Govt

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 make-up
12. Mi Community
13. CM Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
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. SelfieMetropolis
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

What Government of India order stated on ban of Chinese apps

Government of India, Ministry of Electronics and IT

Press Release

Government Bans 59 cell apps that are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, safety of state and public order.

The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s energy beneath part 69A of the Information Technology Act learn with the related 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 determined to dam 59 apps since in view of knowledge out there they’re engaged in actions which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, safety of state and public order.


Over the previous few years, India has emerged as a number one innovator on the subject of technological developments and a main market within the digital house.

At the identical time, there have been raging issues on points referring to information safety and safeguarding the privateness of 130 crore Indians. It has been famous just lately that such issues additionally pose a menace to sovereignty and safety of our nation. The Ministry of Information Technology has acquired many complaints from numerous sources including a number of stories about misuse of some cell apps out there on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting customers’ information in an unauthorized method to servers which have areas outdoors India. The compilation of those information, its mining and profiling by parts hostile to nationwide safety and defence of India, which in the end impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and speedy concern which requires emergency measures.

The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, Ministry of Home Affairs has additionally despatched an exhaustive suggestion for blocking these malicious apps. This Ministry has additionally acquired many representations elevating issues from residents concerning safety of information and threat to privateness referring to operation of sure apps. The Computer Emergency Response Team (CERT-IN) has additionally acquired many representations from residents concerning safety of information and breach of privateness impacting upon public order points. Likewise, there have been comparable bipartisan issues, flagged by numerous public representatives, each inside and outside the Parliament of India.

There has been a robust refrain within the public house to take strict motion in opposition to Apps that hurt India’s sovereignty in addition to the privateness of our residents.

On the idea of those and upon receiving of latest credible inputs that such Apps pose menace to sovereignty and integrity of India, the Government of India has determined to disallow the utilization of sure Apps, utilized in each cell and non-mobile Internet enabled gadgets. These apps are listed within the hooked up appendix.

This transfer will safeguard the pursuits of crores of Indian cell and web customers. This determination is a focused transfer to make sure security and sovereignty of Indian our on-line world.


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