TikTok has been banned in India, 58 Other Apps have also banned by the Government. Let’s find out more about this.
The Indian Government has banned many popular Chinese apps such as TikTok, UC Browser, and other 57 Apps. Since we know that the relations between modern China and India have been distinguished by border disputes, which has resulted in pre-military strife.
Reasons behind TikTok and other apps getting banned
In 2017, at Doklam Plateau, the two countries clashed along the Sino-Bhutanese border. In the late 1980s, India and China successfully renovated the diplomatic and economic ties. But, the two countries failed to sort out their border dispute, China’s military thrust into Indian territory.
The Indian Government announced that they are going to ban 59 apps developed by Chinese firms. According to the IT Ministry, these apps were smashing in activities that were threatening the National Security and Defence of India. These apps include TikTok, which counts India as its biggest overseas market. The list also contains Shareit, UC Browser, and Club Factory which was declared to be India’s third-largest e-commerce firm.
The ban has imposed under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. The Act means relevant provisions of the Information Technology Rules 2009.
The ministry further noted that India was looking to become a “leading innovator when it comes to technological advancements. And also noted a primary market in the digital space.”
PM Modi spoke of the nationwide call for boycotting of Chinese goods and started a campaign called “Atma Nirbhar Bharat.” The notification expects to be followed by instructions to Internet Service providers to block these apps. Users are likely to soon see a message suggesting that the access to the apps has been restricted on the request of the Government.
And further downloads of these apps are likely to be blocked on Google Play Store and Apple Play Store.
Here’s the complete list of the banned apps: