New Delhi, Jan 26: The Union Government has decided to permanently ban 59 Chinese mobile applications including TikTok.
The development comes several months after the government had first banned Chinese apps temporarily in last June.
The government had sought responses from the companies on the show cause notices, but sources said that it is not satisfied with their responses. TikTok, UC Browser Among 59 Chinese Apps Banned by Govt of India Amid Row With China, See Full List.
According to people in the know, the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has sent notices to 59 apps including Tiktok. TikTok Ban Sparks CarryMinati Funny Memes and Jokes Online: Netizens Believe Ajey Nagar Must Be the Happiest Man RN After the Chinese App Is Banned! Hilarious Posts Go Viral.
The ministry suspended access to the apps in India last year amid the border tussle with China. It had said that these measures were undertaken on the basis of credible information that these apps are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.
The Chinese apps under interim ban include Club Factory, SHAREit, Likee, Mi Video Call (Xiaomi), Weibo, Baidu, BIGO LIVE, WeChat, UC Browser and Xiaomi's Mi Community.
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