new Delhi: After banning 59 apps of Chinese companies, the government on Tuesday asked them to strictly follow this order and warned them to take strict action if they violate it. According to official sources, strict action has been warned against violating the order in any way. In the wake of the Ladakh violence, on 29 June, the government banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok, CamScanner and UC Browser as a threat to the country’s security.
Official sources said that the IT Ministry has now written a letter to all these companies, warning that it is not only illegal to continue the availability and operation of these restricted apps directly or indirectly, but also the Information Technology Act and other applicable laws There is also a crime under it and for which serious action can be taken.
The government has given strict instructions to Chinese companies that if any of the apps included in the banned list are made available for use in India directly or indirectly by any means, it is seen as a violation of government orders. And the related company will be processed. All these companies have been asked to ensure strict compliance with the orders of the Ministry.
In the letter sent to the companies, the ministry has mentioned that this restriction has been imposed under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act and the companies concerned should ensure strict compliance. Significantly, after the Ladakh violence, the government, after taking major action, banned 59 Chinese apps. Citing complaints, the government said that these apps are a threat to the security of the country and are stealing private data of users.
This restriction also applies to WeChat and Bigo Live. Apps banned by the government include Halo, Like, CamScanner, Vigo Video, MI Video Call, Xiaomi, Clash of Kings as well as e-commerce platform Club Factory and Shein.