The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on Tuesday banned 43 Chinese mobile apps that were reportedly engaged in activities prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity.
The order was issued under the section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
“This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order,” read the official statement.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology 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 in June this year, Centre had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and in September, 118 more apps were banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
“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,” said the official statement.