As we all are aware, the relationship between India and China. China is now no more friends of India now as it was at an earlier time. The tension between India and China at the Line of Actual Control (LAC) continues and looking forward to this point, the Indian Government on Monday has decided to ban 59 Chinese apps which include Tik tok, share it, and many more. According to a press statement issued by the government, they said that this decision was taken in order to safeguard the data of citizens.
The government decides to disallow the usage of these apps both on mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices.
What is the legal basis for India’s action?
The ban of these apps has been enforced under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000, it’s about “Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource”. Where the Central Government or any of its officers specially authorized by it is satisfied that it is necessary or expedient so to do, in the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the State, friendly relations with foreign states or public order or for preventing incitement to the commission of any cognizable offense relating to above.
It may, by order, direct any agency of the Government or an intermediary to block access by the public or cause to be blocked for access by the public any information generated, transmitted, received, stored or hosted in any computer resource.”
Here is a complete list of all the apps that have been banned:-
TikTok, Shareit, Kwai, UC Browser, Baidu map, Shein, Clash of Kings, DU battery saver, Helo, Likee, YouCam makeup, Mi Community, CM Browers, Virus Cleaner, APUS Browser, ROMWE, Club Factory, Newsdog, Beutry Plus, WeChat, UC News, QQ Mail, Weibo, Xender, QQ Music, QQ Newsfeed, Bigo Live, SelfieCity, Mail Master, Parallel Space, Mi Video Call Xiaomi, WeSync, ES File Explorer, Viva Video QU Video Inc, Meitu, Vigo Video, New Video Status, DU Recorder, Vault- Hide, Cache Cleaner, DU App studio, DU Cleaner, DU Browser, Hago Play With New Friends, Cam Scanner, Clean Master Cheetah Mobile, Wonder Camera, Photo Wonder, QQ Player, We Meet, Sweet Selfie, Baidu Translate, Vmate, QQ International, QQ Security Center, QQ Launcher, U Video, V fly Status Video, Mobile Legends