43 App Banned: In another big move, the ministry of electronics and information technology (Meity) bans 43 mobile apps for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defense, security, 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,” the ministry said in an official statement.
Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, GoI (@GoI_MeitY) issued an order today under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps in India.
— Ministry of Electronics & IT (@GoI_MeitY) November 24, 2020
However, before this, on June 29 the government had banned 59 mobile apps. Additionally, on September 2, the Indian government blocked access for 118 more apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
Popular shopping website AliExpress was among the 43 app banned, which comes as a big blow to Chinese e-commerce major Alibaba. This is another setback for the e-commerce giant as its Ant Group’s $37-billion (£28 billion) initial public offering, (IPO) was halted in China.
“Government is committed to protecting the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that,” the Ministry’s statement added.
List of 43 apps banned by the government:
1) AliSuppliers Mobile App
2) Alibaba Workbench
3) AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living
4) Alipay Cashier
5) Lalamove India – Delivery App
6) Drive with Lalamove India
7) Snack Video
8) CamCard – Business Card Reader
9) CamCard – BCR (Western)
10) Soul- Follow the soul to find you
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
21) FlirtWish: chat with singles
22) Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat
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