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India bans 59 Chinese language cell apps; TikTok, UC Browser, Cam Scanner included | India Information

New Delhi: In a significant retaliation in opposition to China amid the rising border pressure on the Line of Precise Management (LAC), India on Monday (June 29) banned 59 Chinese language cell apps together with TikTok, UC Browser and Cam Scanner amongst others.

An announcement from the federal government mentioned that the apps are ‘engaged in actions which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the safety of the state and public order’.

“It has been famous not too long ago that such issues additionally pose a risk to sovereignty and safety of our nation. The Ministry of Info Expertise has acquired many complaints from varied sources together with a number of stories in regards to the misuse of some cell apps out there on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting customers’ knowledge in an unauthorized method to servers which have places exterior India,” the assertion learn.

Here is the record of Chinese language apps on telephones which have been banned by the federal government: 

1. TikTok
2. ShareIt
3. Kwai
4. UC Browser
5. Baidu map
6. Shein
7. Conflict of Kings
8. DU Battery saver
9. Helo
10. Likee
11. YouCam make-up 
12. Mi Neighborhood 
13. CM Browers 
14. Virus Cleaner 
15. APUS Browser 
16. ROMWE 
17. Membership Manufacturing unit 
18. Newsdog 
19. Beutry Plus 
20. WeChat 
21. UC Information 
22. QQ Mail 
23. Weibo 
24. Xender 
25. QQ Music 
26. QQ Newsfeed 
27. Bigo Reside 
28. SelfieCity 
29. Mail Grasp 
30. Parallel Area
31. Mi Video Name – Xiaomi 
32. WeSync 
33. ES File Explorer 
34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc 
35. Meitu 
36. Vigo Video 
37. New Video Standing 
38. DU Recorder 
39. Vault- Disguise 
40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio 
41. DU Cleaner 
42. DU Browser 
43. Hago Play With New Pals 
44. Cam Scanner 
45. Clear Grasp – Cheetah Cellular 
46. Surprise Digital camera 
47. Picture Surprise 
48. QQ Participant 
49. We Meet 
50. Candy Selfie 
51. Baidu Translate 
52. Vmate 
53. QQ Worldwide 
54. QQ Safety Middle 
55. QQ Launcher 
56. U Video 
57. V fly Standing Video 
58. Cellular Legends 
59. DU Privateness 

Indignant over Chinese language aggression at LAC and killing of 20 Indian troopers in Galwan Valley stand-off on June 15, there have been a rising demand for a whole ban on Chinese language apps within the nation. Some common Chinese language apps like TikTok, PUBG Cellular, Bigo Reside, Helo and Likee had already began to witness a dip in obtain after the cross border pressure on the LAC in Ladakh area.

Earlier on June 19, the Uttar Pradesh STF had  directed its personnel and their members of the family to take away 52 Chinese language purposes from their smartphones amid the continuing pressure on the border with the neighbouring nation. The order mentioned that the Residence Ministry has recommended to not use these purposes as these purposes are of Chinese language origin and pose the specter of attainable knowledge theft.