TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps face permanent ban

The Government of India could permanently ban 59 Chinese apps

The Government of India is likely to impose a permanent ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, which were banned in India in June 2020 under section 69A of the IT Act. According to reports, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) inform these apps, including TikTok and 58 other Chinese apps, as they have to face a permanent ban on these apps in India.

Ban on Chinese Apps:

When first ban was imposed by the Indian Government, a chance was given to these 59 apps by Indian government to explain their position on compliance with privacy and security requirements. Chinese companies like ByteDance’s popular video-sharing app TikTok, Tencent Holdings’ PubG, WeChat and Alibaba’s UC Browser, were also asked to respond to a list of questions.

As per sources, “ These 59 app companies cannot satisfy the Indian government with there response/explanation”. Hence, these 59 apps are permanently banned in India”.

The 59 Chinese apps were banned in the midst of tensions between India and China following a clash in Ladakh on 15 June 2020, Due to this clash 20 Indian soldiers died, while more than 70 were injured. Also, Back in June 2020, MeitY banned 59 apps, including Alibaba’s UC Browser, Bytedance’s TikTok, and Tencent’s WeChat.

Thus, This all happened for the reason of their participation in activities that threaten the sovereignty and integrity of Indian Democracy, the safety of India, state security and public order.

PubG and Other Chinese apps will face permanent
PubG and Other Chinese apps will face permanent

Apps Banned in India:

However, Here’s a list of the 59 apps that the Indian government has banned:

  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 makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browser
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beauty Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  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. Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

Additionally, Indian Government has placed a ban on a total of 208 China based apps in last 6 months. Thus, This ban results in increasing border tensions between India and China. However, still all these apps have been prohibited by Indian Government under Section 69A of Information Technology Act.

TikTok Banned:

As per sources, A TikTok spokesperson shares “We are evaluating the notice given to us by Government of India and thus,  we will respond to this notice with an appropriate answer. However, TikTok was one of the first companies to follow the directives issued by the government of India on June 29, 2020″.

He added, “We continually strive to follow with all possible local laws and regulations and do our best to address any concerns raised by the government may have. Thus, To Ensure the privacy and security of all our users will remains to be our topmost priority

Finally, It is likely that PUBG will not make a comeback any time soon to India. As per sources, there were news floating around the internet, teasing about the Indian version of the game to be back in November. However, According to some recent reports, the Ministry had not given any ‘go-ahead’ instructions to the Gaming app for the launch of its Indian variants.

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Written by Pulkit Sharma

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