List of 54 Apps Banned in India in 2022 | Free Fire, Viva Video Editor, AppLock and More he Government of India has just announced a new wave to Chinese origin apps in India that includes 54 apps. MeitY claims that these apps were banned on grounds of transferring data of Indian users to foreign countries including China.
List of 54 Apps Banned in India in 2022 | Free Fire, Viva Video Editor, AppLock and More
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology or MeitY has issued the order to ban these 54 Chinese apps in India under Section 69a of the Information Technology Act, 2000.
54 New Chinese Apps Join the Ban List in India in 2022
The news agency, ANI reports that the list of these 54 apps include Beauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HD, Beauty Camera – Selfie Camera, Equalizer & Bass Booster, CamCard for SalesForce Ent, Isoland 2: Ashes of Time Lite, Viva Video Editor, Tencent Xriver, Onmyoji Chess, Onmyoji Arena, AppLock, Dual Space Lite. More names should be revealed soon.
The list of the 54 Chinese apps that were banned today is officially out. The list confirms that the Garena Free Fire – Illuminate has been banned in India but the Free Fire Max will stay in India. It includes Moonchat, FancyU, Wink, Badlanders, and more. You can check out the full list below.
“Many of the apps from the stable of Tencent and Alibaba, have changed hands to hide ownership. They are also being hosted out of countries like Hong Kong or Singapore, but the data was ultimately going to servers in Chinese destinations,” told a senior official on the reason for the ban of the 54 Chinese apps.
ચીનની આ એપ પર પ્રતિબંધ: ભારત સરકારે બ્યૂટી કેમેરા, સ્વીટ સેલ્ફી સહિતની 54 એપ પર પ્રતિબંધ મૂક્યો, News Report
The banning of Chinese apps in India originated in 2020 and since then more than 270 apps have been banned in India for stealing the data of Indian users and transferring it to China. Popular apps and games such as PUBG Mobile, Tiktok, Alibaba, and more have been banned in India. However, these apps started coming back to India with their clone apps. The Government of India has now started banning these clone apps as well.