New Delhi, Nov 24: The Govt of India (GoI) has blocked blocked 43 mobile apps from accessing by users in India, under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
The action taken based on inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty, integrity, defence, security & public order. The order was issued based on comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs.
The government had banned 59 apps on June 29, 2020, and on September 2 it had banned 118 more apps. Previously apps like TikTok, Bigo Live, PUBG Mobile, which were all very popular in India, were banned. Those apps were also banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
The apps banned include AliSuppliers Mobile App; Alibaba Workbench; AliExpress – Smarter Shopping, Better Living; Alipay Cashier; Lalamove India – Delivery App; Drive with Lalamove India; Snack Video; CamCard – Business Card Reader; CamCard – BCR (Western); Soul- Follow the soul to find you; Chinese Social – Free Online Dating Video App & Chat; Date in Asia – Dating & Chat For Asian Singles; We Date-Dating App; Free dating app- Singol, start your date!; Adore App; TrulyChinese – Chinese Dating App; TrulyAsian – Asian Dating App; ChinaLove: dating app for Chinese singles; DateMyAge: Chat, Meet, Date Mature Singles Online; AsianDate: find Asian singles; FlirtWish: chat with singles; Guys Only Dating: Gay Chat; Tubit: Live Streams; We Work China; First Love Live- super hot live beauties live online; Rela – Lesbian Social Network; Cashier Wallet; MangoTV; MGTV- HunanTV official TV APP; WeTV – TV version;
WeTV – Cdrama, Kdrama&More; WeTV Lite; Lucky Live- Live Video Streaming App; Taobao Live; DingTalk; Identity V; Isoland 2: Ashes of Time; BoxStar (Early Access); Heroes Evolved; Happy Fish; Jellipop Match- Decorate your dream island！; Munchkin Match: magic home building and Conquista Online II.