A week ago there were reports that the Indian government was considering banning 52 Chinese apps. Now, the government has reportedly taken an official decision to ban a total of 59 Chinese apps in the country.
The news comes from PIB in a press release. Apparently, this decision has been taken for apps that are “precursors to India’s sovereignty and integrity, the defense of India, the security of a state and public order.”
Apps that have been banned include the likes of Tiktok, which has also been banned in India in the past. Also on the list are other popular apps including ShareIt, Shein, Parallel Space and Mi Video Call.
List of 59 apps banned by Government of India "which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. pic.twitter.com/p6T2Tcd5rI
— ANI (@ANI) June 29, 2020
The PIB press release states that the move is to protect the interests of crores of Indian mobile and Internet users. This decision is a targeted step to ensure the security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace. ”
At the moment, we are waiting for more information about this decision. However, we will update this article as more details are revealed. So check back often.
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