A sudden shock for the nation, as in the midst of the heightened tensions with China along the Line of Actual Control (LAC), the Indian government on Monday took an unprecedented step and decided to ban at least 59 Chinese apps.
The list of 59 mobile apps with their origin in China includes TikTok, SHAREit, US Browser, Baidu map, Helo, Mi Community, Club Factory, WeChat, UC News, Weibo, Xender, Meitu, CamScanner, and Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile.
This news has shocked the people of India who were obsessed with Chinese applications, as they have flooded their twitter accounts with their feelings about this news.
— Sachin 🇮🇳 (@SachinSince1998) June 29, 2020
— Shaswat (@Shaswat19553866) June 29, 2020
— mukesh choudhary (@sonofchaudhary_) June 29, 2020
#BREAKING: Commendable decision taken by GoI to banned 59 Chinese apps. which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India.
#HindiChiniByeBye #ChineseProductsInDustbin pic.twitter.com/oRdsZAbedC
— Mudit Varshney (@Mastmundamudit) June 29, 2020
Govt banned #TikTok and 59 other apps
Le Memers- pic.twitter.com/LnVi6IWN5r
— स्वदेशी इंटरनेट एक्सप्लोरर 😎 (@explorerhoon) June 29, 2020
The order issued by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) stated that the 59 apps that have been banned by the Government of India “are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.
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 the safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”