India Bans 59 Chinese apps. Tik Tok , Helo , Wechat, ShareIt, UC Browser, Shopping App , Club Factory being the prominent ones to get banned.
The govt. said the applications are engaged in activities that are ‘prejudicial to sovereignty and Integrity of India, Defense of India, Security of India ’.
The ministry of information and technology has said that it has received complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps for stealing and transmitting users facts in an unauthorized manner to servers which have location outside India .
Indian intelligence agencies had been trying to restrict the mobile applications on grounds that the apps were designed to extract data .
After the ban of apps like Tik tok and Helo have disappeared from app store and Google Play . However , other banned apps like UC browser , Likee , MI community , We chat , Club Factory , Cam Scanner and Shein are still available on other platforms .
The ramification if someone goes against the ban and uses any of these apps in India going forward aren’t known yet since the govt hasn’t made these apps illegal. Although it is clear that Indians are strongly advised against doing so for their own privacy and security .
Thus , the move of banning and boycotting Chinese apps will affect millions of dollars of revenue .