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59 Chinese apps banned in India to get chance to submit clarification: Report

On June 29, India banned 59 apps with Chinese links for engaging in "activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order"

July 01, 2020 / 11:38 AM IST

All the banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including short video sharing app TikTok, would be given a chance to submit their clarifications, reported The Hindu citing an official from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology.

On June 29, the central government banned 59 apps with Chinese links, including the hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, for engaging in "activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order".

The ban also came in the backdrop of the current stand-off along the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in eastern Ladakh with Chinese troops.

However, the IT ministry would give the banned platforms a chance to submit their clarifications in line with provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules, 2009, said the report.