India bans 59 Chinese apps including TikTok


NEW DELHI | JUNE 29, 2020:

Amid tension prevailing in India-China border, the Government of India has decided to ban Chinese apps which are diverting data and those with privacy issues.

In a notification issued on Monday, the Ministry of Information Technology said it has banned 59 mobile apps which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense, the security of the state, and public order.

The ban on 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, will soon be announced by the government.

Popular among youngsters, TikTok has the maximum number of users in India, followed by China and the US.

Out of the 2 billion users worldwide, India turned out to be the biggest driver with over 611 million downloads.

The apps including 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, and DU Privacy.