24 November 2020


The Centre has blocked 43 mobile applications for engaging in activities that are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”. “Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, Government of India today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps,” a government statement read.

The Centre’s move comes after it had banned 59 Chinese mobile applications in June, the government banned 118 more applications in September 2020, mostly Chinese. The central government has banned a total of 220 apps including the viral video platform, TikTok, and the popular mobile shooting game, PUBG, in what its ministers call a “digital strike”.

The blocked apps include Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, CamCard and WeDate. AliExpress, a China-based online shopping platform, is popular in India.

Here is the list of the banned apps:

  •     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
  •     WeDate-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
  •     WeWorkChina
  •     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
  •     Conquista Online II

“Government is committed to protect the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts and it shall take all possible steps to ensure that,” the Centre said today.


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