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India blocks access of 43 mobile apps for users in the country

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy), Government of India on November 24, issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act to block the access of 43 mobile apps in the country.

Kohima, November 25 (NEx): The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITy), Government of India on November 24, issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act to block the access of 43 mobile apps in the country.

The action was taken based on the inputs that these apps are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order. The Government is committed to protect the interests of citizens and sovereignty and integrity of India on all fronts, a report from PIB read.

MEITy has issued the order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs.

Earlier on June 29th, 2020 the Government of India blocked access to 59 mobile apps and on September 2nd, 2020, 118 more apps were banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

List of apps that have been blocked for access in India are;

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.

(With inputs from PIB)