Indian government banned 59 Chinese-owned applications through a government order from the IT ministry. The IT ministry invoked its power under section 69A of the IT Act read with the relevant provisions of the IT (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 decided to disallow the 59 Chinese apps.
Reasons for banning Chinese apps
It is clear that the action is taken on the Ladakh standoff along the LAC between India and China but the IT ministry said that those apps were prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity and defense of the country and security of state and public order. Also, the whole country has become very critical of the use of Chinese apps post the Galwan incident.
Press release statement by IT ministry
The statement read that the ministry took note of the … Read the rest