The government said it is blocking 43 mobile apps from being accessed by users in India, under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
New Delhi: The Central government on Tuesday imposed a ban on 43 more mobile apps. The government said it is blocking 43 mobile apps from being accessed by users in India, under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
The action has been taken against mobile applications which were involved in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security and public order.
“Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps. This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.
“Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has issued the order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs,” a government press release stated.
It may be recalled that the government had on June 29 and September 2 also banned several apps to protest the sovereignty and integrity of India. Most of the banned apps were of Chinese origin.
“Earlier on 29th June, 2020 the Government of India had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and on 2nd September, 2020 118 more apps were banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act. Government is committed to protect the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that,” the release stated.
List of 43 apps which have been banned in India:
1. AliSuppliers Mobile App
2. Alibaba Workbench
4. Alipay Cashier
5. Lalamove India – Delivery App
8. CamCard – Business Card Reader
9. CamCard – BCR (Western)
11. Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat
12. Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles
13. WeDate-Dating App
14. Free dating app-Singol, start your date!
15. Adore App
16. TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App
17. TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App
18. ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles
19. DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online
20. AsianDate: find Asian singles
23. Tubit: Live Streams
25. First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online
26. Rela – Lesbian Social Network
27. Cashier Wallet
29. MGTV-HunanTV official TV APP
30. WeTV – TV version
31. WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More
32. WeTV Lite
33. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
34. Taobao Live
36. Identity V
37. Isoland 2: Ashes of Time
38. BoxStar (Early Access)
39. Heroes Evolved
40. Happy Fish
41. Jellipop Match-Decorate your dream island！
42. Munchkin Match: magic home building
43. Conquista Online II