Modi Govt Warns 59 Chinese Apps to Ensure Strict Compliance to the Order Issued Regarding the Ban

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New Delhi : The Modi government has taken a tough stand against 59 Chinese app companies. The government clearly told these Chinese app companies to ensure strict observance of the ban, otherwise action will be taken. The Modi government banned 59 Chinese mobile apps, including TikTok and UC Browser, on 29 June, posing a threat to the security, sovereignty and unity of the country.

The Union Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has written to all these Chinese app companies asking them to strictly follow the ban. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said that these Chinese apps have been banned using sovereign powers and under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act.

The government source told PTI that the IT Ministry has now written to all these companies, warning that continued availability and operation of these banned apps, directly or indirectly, is not only illegal but also an offence under the Information Technology Act and other applicable Acts, which would attract penal provisions.

If any apps in the banned list is found to be made available by the company through any means for use within India, directly or indirectly, it would be construed as a violation of the government orders, the source added.

All these companies have been directed to ensure strict compliance of the orders of the ministry, failing which serious action will be taken, the source said.

The ministry in a communication sent to these companies has mentioned that the ban imposed was in exercise of the sovereign powers and section 69A of the Information Technology Act, and that the said companies should ensure strict compliance to the order issued in this regard

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