The IT ministry has blocked 224 cellular apps within the curiosity of nationwide security and sovereignty, Parliament was knowledgeable on Wednesday.
“The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) has blocked 224 cellular purposes, together with TikTok, Helo and WeChat below the provisions of part 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 within the curiosity of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India and security of State,” Minister of State for Electronics and IT Sanjay Dhotre mentioned in a written reply within the Lok Sabha.
He mentioned these apps have been blocked on nationwide security apprehension and thus “linkage with any nation will not be disclosed in public area”.
In response to a different query, Dhotre mentioned blocking of apps for public entry is a dynamic course of.
In June, the govt had banned 59 Chinese purposes, together with TikTok, UC Browser, SHAREit, WeChat, CamScanner and Mi Community.
Earlier this month, 118 extra cellular apps, together with well-liked gaming app PUBG, had been banned.
[Attribution Business Standard.]