A report stated that: Government prohibits 47 more Chinese apps in India, 58 others were banned in the previous month
The recent 47 apps that have been prohibited by the most recent ruling of the government are claimed to be duplicates of the 59 apps that were prohibited last month.
The government has prohibited 47 Chinese apps in India. Around the end of June, 59 Chinese apps had been forbidden to be used by the government to “protect national interest and security” —comprising the immensely popular TikTok app. As of now, about 50 more apps have been prohibited, for functioning as duplicates of the earlier banned apps — the list of specific apps banned in the fresh decision is yet to be declared.
Nonetheless, it has been stated that the announcement would take place formally very soon. The government had previously banned apps consisting of CamScanner, SHAREit, and UC Browser, amongst others. The prohibition was announced under the provisions of Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
These 47 apps that have been banned according to the most recent decision of the government were functioning as the duplicates of the 59 apps that were banned in the previous month, in accordance with a tweet published by DD News. A report by India Today TV, quoting government origins, stated that the government had also developed a list of more than 250 apps that would be reviewed for any user privacy or national security infringement.
It is considered that several top gaming Chinese apps comprising PUBG Mobile would be a part of the fresh list of banned apps. Regardless, the government is still to give out the data relating to the development.
The previous ban was levied on well-known apps like TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat, Helo, and SHAREit amongst several others. The government had commanded telcos to stop access to all those apps along with their linked websites very soon after declaring the decision openly via press release. It also instructed Apple and Google to eliminate the banned apps from their particular app stores in India.