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Govt of India Took the Decision to Ban 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, and others

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Govt of India Took the Decision to Ban 59 Chinese Apps Including TikTok

The Government of India on Monday i.e. 29/6/2020 took the important decision to ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, Shareit, UC Browser, and others due to security reasons. Most of these applications have recently been reported by intelligence agencies because they feared that these apps are collect data from users and possibly sending it “outside” the country’s borders.

The Government has not said officially it is the revenge for killing 20 people in the border but it’s a clear message to China that today’s India is not the one they have seen in the past. Mainly ban of Tiktok people are celebrating and Indians think this is the first step of victory and the news is trending on social media.

Under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 Govt of India enforced this ban to safeguard the information of each citizen of the country this decision was made.

List of Chinese Apps Banned in India


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 Browers
14. Virus Cleaner
15. APUS Browser
16. ROMWE
17. Club Factory
18. Newsdog
19. Beutry 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. QQ Security Center
55. QQ Launcher
56. U Video
57. V fly Status Video
58. Mobile Legends
59. DU Privacy
The Secretariat of the National Security Council is said to have supported the advice (sent by the intelligence services) and agreed that these applications threat to India’s security. The Indian government also becomes aware of the problem and was in the process of examining the risks associated with using these applications. It seems even the Indian government has found these applications in violation of national security.



The ban comes amid the ongoing war between India and China across the LAC region after 20 Indian soldiers were killed and several others were seriously injured in a clash with Chinese troops in the Galwan Valley in Ladakh.

It may be the first time that the government has completely “banned” so many Chinese applications. Previously, it has resisted this path, issuing only warnings to make the public suspicious of Chinese apps. The TikTok ban is particularly important because it was just been caught spying on iPhone users, thanks to the new beta update for iOS 14. Since then, TikTok has admitted these claims and said it would not do it again.

How Will Apps Be Banned For Users?


The ban notice must be followed by instructions to Internet service providers to stop access to these applications. Therefore, users will soon see a message that access to applications has been restricted at the request of the government. However, while it works for apps like TikTok and UC News that need a live feed for any purpose, users can still use apps that don’t need an active internet connection to be used. However, other downloads of these applications, such as CamScanner, may be blocked from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store.




What will be the impact of the ban?


Many businesses start to develop similar kinds of banned apps to capture the market and even people will start using it as an alternative app for their use. Hence, it’s a great opportunity for Indians companies and startups to capture the market in less time itself. From these steps, more employment generation happens within the country and contribute to the nation.

Is the Ban Temporary or permanent?


TikTok was banned in India for a few days last year but returned shortly after the court vacated the ban. But this time it’s not about single app, there are many apps banned for the security purpose the government has the rights under the law to do it so it’s a permanent ban. People may call it revenge for our 20 soldiers died or security reason, anyway it comes to an end. It’s totally BAN… BAN.. and BAN…

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