The Union government on Tuesday blocked 43 mobile applications (apps) over security concerns. This time too, many applications that have been blocked have Chinese links including the four apps owned by China’s Alibaba Group.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology issued an order in this regard under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The IT ministry’s order is based on the comprehensive reports received from the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Indian Cyber Coordination Centre.
220 apps banned by Centre so far
The Union government had in June this year banned 59 mobile apps having Chinese links. The action of the government was due to a nasty border clash with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
The banning of the 59 apps was followed by the ban imposed on another 118 apps in September citing that they are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. So far, the Centre has banned 220 apps including popular apps such as TikTok and PUBG. Interestingly, the government hailed the app ban as a digital strike on China.
Freshly blocked apps
The list of apps that have been blocked by the government on Tuesday includes:
AliSuppliers Mobile App
AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
Lalamove India – Delivery App
Drive with Lalamove India
CamCard – Business Card Reader
CamCard – BCR (Western)
Soul- Follow the soul to find you
Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
AsianDate: find Asian singles
FlirtWish: chat with singles
Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
Tubit: Live Streams
First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
Rela – Lesbian Social Network
MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
WeTV – TV version
WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
BoxStar (Early Access)
Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island
Munchkin Match: magic home building
Conquista Online II
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