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    Government bans 43 more Chinese apps, SnackVideo and AliExpress on the list


    The government had earlier banned apps such as ByteDance-owned TikTok, Helo along with WeChat, CamScanner and PUBG.

    India bans 43 more mobile apps including Snack Video for being prejudicial to India's sovereignty
    NEW DELHI: In a latest round of ban, the government has banned 43 more Chinese apps including short video sharing app Snack Video and popular ecommerce platform AliExpress along with AliPay Cashier.
    Earlier in June, the Government of India had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and in September 118 more apps were banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The government has cited "sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order" as reasons for the ban under the Section 69 A of the Information Technology Act, 2000.

    The move comes close on the heels of BlackFriday, a major event for online shopping globally ahead of the Christmas and New Year Holiday season.

    Apart from the major apps of Alibaba group including AliSuppliers and Alibaba Workbench, some of the other major names which have been blocked this time include business card reader app CamCard, truck and driver aggregator Lalamove etc. Several social media and chatting apps such as Chinese Social, WeDate, TrulyChinese etc are also on the list.

    “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, security of state and public order,” the ministry of electronics and IT said in a statement on Tuesday. The ban order has been issued 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, it added.


    This comes even as apps which were blocked in the first round are waiting for a clarification from the government on their future course of action after they submitted detailed responses to government questionnaires. The government had banned apps such as ByteDance owned TikTok and Helo along with WeChat, CamScanner, UC Browser, ShareIT and ClubFactory and PubG in multiple rounds so far.
    Tuesday’s ban also includes app for queer groups such as Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat and Rela - Lesbian Social Network

    "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,” the statement added.

    List of apps that have been blocked

    AliSuppliers Mobile App
    Alibaba Workbench
    AliExpress - Smarter Shopping, Better Living
    Alipay Cashier
    Lalamove India - Delivery App
    Drive with Lalamove India
    Snack Video
    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
    WeDate-Dating App
    Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
    Adore App
    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
    Cashier Wallet
    MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
    WeTV - TV version
    WeTV - Cdrama, Kdrama&More
    WeTV Lite
    Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
    Taobao Live
    Identity V
    Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
    BoxStar (Early Access)
    Heroes Evolved
    Happy Fish
    Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island!
    Munchkin Match: magic home building
    Conquista Online II

    16 Comments on this Story

    Jonathan Dome53 days ago
    At least they could have informed and given time before banning. I have several spare parts ordered worth thousands of rupees. I would have at least cancelled them. Now there is no way to get a refund or the packages. In the end it is the common man who suffers everything. Be it demonetization, lock-down or app bans. Think of the people at large before taking decisions overnight.
    Abhilash D53 days ago
    In name of security banning apps became funny. China building posts at doklam and government making copy apps.
    Mudunuru Venkata Kutumba Rao53 days ago
    apps ban goes on bexause dirty, hegemonic , rogue country tries destroy other counties economically and financially. so government should continue its exercise of banning Chinese products and services. immediately the government should ban all the components of mobile phone devices imported by Chinese companies aet uo in India, bexause brands like oppo, realme, redmi etc, are selling the mobile phones at the very low cost with cheap quality.
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