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India bans 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok, citing threat to security of country

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    The Statesman/Asia News Network

New Delhi   /   Tue, June 30, 2020   /   12:00 pm
India bans 59 Chinese Apps including TikTok, citing threat to security of country TikTok has been among the 59 Chinese apps that were banned by the Indian government, citing the country's sovereignty and defense as legal ground. (ANN/The Statesman)

The Indian government on Monday has banned 59 Chinese apps, including TikTok, citing they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of state and public order.

The decision came amid a huge economic backlash against China following the June 15 clashes at Ladakh in which 20 Indian soldiers died in action and more than 70 were injured.

The India’s ministry of electronics and information technology, invoking it’s power under section 69 A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 59 apps since in view of the information available they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of state and public order, the government said in a statement.