Centre bans 43 Chinese mobile apps for being ‘prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity’

New Delhi: The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday (November 24, 2020) banned 43 Chinese mobile apps that were reportedly engaged in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity.

The order was issued under the section 69A of the Information Technology Act. 

“This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order,” read the official statement. 

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued the order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Earlier in June this year, Centre had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and in September, 118 more apps were banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. 

“Government is committed to protect the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that,” said the official statement.

List of apps that have been blocked for access in India are given below:

1. AliSuppliers Mobile App

2. Alibaba Workbench

3. AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living

4. Alipay Cashier

5. Lalamove India – Delivery App

6. Drive with Lalamove India

7. Snack Video

8. CamCard – Business Card Reader

9. CamCard – BCR (Western)

10. Soul- Follow the soul to find you

11. Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat

12. Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles

13. We Date-Dating App

14. Free dating app- Singol, start your date!

15. Adore App

16. TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App

17. TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App

18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles

19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online

20. AsianDate: find Asian singles

21. FlirtWish: chat with singles

22. Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat

23. Tubit: Live Streams

24. We Work China

25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online

26. Rela – Lesbian Social Network

27. Cashier Wallet

28. MangoTV

29. MGTV- HunanTV official TV APP

30. WeTV – TV version

31. WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More

32. WeTV Lite

33. Lucky Live- Live Video Streaming App

34. Taobao Live

35. DingTalk

36. Identity V

37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time

38. BoxStar (Early Access)

39. Heroes Evolved

40. Happy Fish

41. Jellipop Match- Decorate your dream island!

42. Munchkin Match: magic home building

43. Conquista Online II

This is to be noted that India has been involved in a border row with China at the Line of Actual Control, that intensified after the violent clashes in June this year. 

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