Chinese Apps Banned in India: The Minister of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday, November (24,2020) banned 43 more applications. Majorly including shopping apps AliSuppliers, AliExpress. Following other such apps Alipay Cashier, CamCard, and DingTalk, quoting reportedly engaged in activities threat to national security, integrity, and sovereignty.
Heeding are the 43 apps banned on November 24 as shared by MeitY:
#BREAKING: Government of India blocks 43 more #Chinese mobile apps from accessing by users in India. Issues orders for blocking under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Apps banned include Alibaba, Aliexpress, Alipay, CamCard and Chinese Social. pic.twitter.com/dKBDRbJxhb
— Aditya Raj Kaul (@AdityaRajKaul) November 24, 2020
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) banned these mobile apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
According to officials, the act was released on The Government’s indication, “this action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order, “the Minister’s orders were issued on blocking access to these apps. Based on comprehensive reports received from the Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs.
A quick look on old banned Records
Conversely, on June 29, 2020, The Government had banned access to 59 apps. And recently, on September 2, it had banned 118 additional apps. Formerly under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Popular Chinese applications like TikTok, Bigo Live Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory, and Cam Scanner were set a ban.
“Government is committed to protecting the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts, and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that,” The MeitY official statement said.