The dispute between India and China is taking a worse turn. The dispute which started at the Himalayan Border has reached a point that India has taken the big step of banning the Chinese apps.
Late on Monday, through a press release, an announcement was made that the government has banned 59 Chinese apps in India. This list includes Tiktok, We Chat, Helo, and the online shopping app Club Factory.
The ban has been imposed by the government under Section 69A of ITA. The government also leveled complaints on these apps, for transferring the data of Indian Users to abroad without any authorization.
A top government official said, as quoted, “These apps have been there for a long time, and there are some privacy and security issues with them including risks of data going out of the country.”
According to sources, the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre has sent extensive suggestions for the blocking of the apps.
It is said that banning of the Chinese apps will also lower the competition in the market.
According to the government these apps were involved in activities, like “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order“. The list of the apps that has been banned by the Indian government is as follows: