- India banned TikTok with another 59 mobile apps linked to china on Monday banned
- The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking its power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act
In a big move, India on Monday banned 59 mobile apps. linked to China and asked phone companies to block them. This order came two weeks after the violent face-off between Indian and Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley.
“The Ministry of Information Technology, invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order,” a government order issued late on Monday evening said.
the order added, “This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,”.
ANI informed about the Government of India order on Twitter as, ” Government of India bans 59 mobile apps. Tik To, UC Browser and other Chinese apps included in the list.