Due to the ongoing dispute of border between India and China, the Indian government has banned 59 mobile apps. The government has termed the prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity, defense of the country.
The IT ministry of India state in an official statement that numerous complain was received from various sources, including many studies on the misuse of some mobile apps installed on Android and iOS platforms to rob and unexpectedly send user data to servers located outside Indian territory.
The collection of these data, its mining, and profiling by elements hostile to India’s national security and safety, which ultimately impedes India’s sovereignty and independence, is a matter of very profound and urgent concern that needs emergency action, “the statement said.
Video-sharing social networking applications Tik Tok, UC Browser, and file-sharing app Shareit, WeChat, etc are among the banned mobile apps.
The Indian Coordinating Center for Cyber Crime, Ministry of Home Affairs, has submitted an exhaustive recommendation to block such malicious apps.
The clash in Ladakh’s Galway Valley had sparked a debate about boycotting Chinese products and the apps. People protest at a few locations, demanding that the government prohibit Chinese goods from importing them.