IT Ministry to ban more application with Chinese links
New Delhi : After banning 59 Chinese applications in India, the IT Ministry is now mulling to ban more applications with links in China, said a report.
The applications — Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, Bigo Lite and VFY Lite — have been removed from the Google playstore and Apple app store, the officials said.
Last month, the government had banned 59 applications, including the famous social networking app TikTok. The decision was taken in backdrop of India-China face-off at Galwan Valley where 20 Indian soldiers were martyred.
Banning the apps, the government had said that they were ‘prejudicial to sovereignty, integrity and security of the country’.
“The apps were found to be operating despite the ban via these versions,” a MEITY official said. “They have been taken down from application stores.”