NEW DELHI: Sr. Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Mon. appreciated the govts call to ban nearly 59 Chinese apps, involving TikTok, WeChat & UC Browser, amongst remaining.
Patel stated in a tweet, “We welcome the call to ban Chinese apps. In light of the grave intrusion of our territory & the unprovoked attack on our armed enforces by these Chinese troops, we expect our govt to take (2) extra significant & efficient steps.”
The ban on Chinese apps had come after the previous violent standoff between Indian & Chinese army along the Line of Actual Curb (LAC) in eastern Ladakh that led to loss of lives on both sides.
The govt on Mon. banned nearly 59 Chinese apps involving TikTok, WeChat & UC Browser & Xiaomi’s Mi Society over domestic security issues as the India(In)-China bilateral relations continue to remain strained.
The Ministry of Electronics & Info Technology (MeitY) released a list of 59 Chinese apps which were as of now banned within the nation.
“These steps were implemented from there is reliable info that these apps are involved in operations that are prejudicial to sovereignty & integrity of India(In), defense of India(In), security of state & people order,” stated a MeitY announcement.