On Monday, the Indian government took a historic decision to ban 59 Chinese apps that were robustly used in India. This included some of the popular apps like TikTok, ShareIt, UC browser and CamScanner. Now, there are several young stars in the country who are dependent on these apps, and they may face some difficulty in the initial phase of the ban. But for the sake of national security and integrity, this action was absolutely essential.
The ban has been enforced by the Indian government under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. These Chinese apps were vulnerable to data theft issues of the various users of these apps in India. These apps could hurt the interest of the sovereignty and the integrity of the nation. The security of the state could be compromised due to the breach of information from one country to another country.
The Ministry of Information Technology in India had received various complaints regarding misuse of the users’ data. This included: stealing and transmission of data through various servers in an unauthorized manner to locations outside India.
Thus, it clearly hurts the sovereignty and the integrity of the nation, and also hurts the personal privacy of various users of these apps in our nation. This is the core reasons why the Government of India has banned these apps immediately for the sake of maintaining information privacy and safeguarding the integrity of the nation.
It is expected that the instructions must be followed by the internet service providers to block these apps. Users of these apps will see that access to these apps has been restricted on the request of the government.
However, access to some impact apps like TikTok and UC News that do not need internet connection may be available for some time. But their download will be restricted by Google Play Store and Apple App Store.
There are some apps which had been banned in India earlier as well, like TikTok.
TikTok has 100 million active users all over the country. It is immensely popular among the
, who are weak in English and like to use the app for making their videos and sharing their feeds. They now have to seek assistance of alternative apps to fulfill their need of entertainment.
For many people, these apps are the only source of income for various innovative Indian content creators. Many of these apps have offices and employees in India, and their services and jobs may be at stake due to the ban of these Chinese apps.
Yes, this time the ban will be followed on a permanent basis. The basic objective of this ban is to safeguard national security and the integrity of the nation at large. There will be no compromise this time on lifting the ban from these apps. People need not to worry about the ban of these apps as, I believe, very soon, substitutes would be launched.
When the question of national security and integrity comes in, I think, everyone should stand with the interest of the nation. Very soon, the users will get alternative apps to showcase their video-making talents and skills. You just need to keep your patience, and you will surely get the solution to these problems very soon. The software developers of our country are quite talented and will build more interesting apps like these in the near future. Just stand with the country and with its integrity!