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Govt bans 59 Chinese apps: Here are the social apps you need to uninstall

These apps have been banned from being used on both desktop and web based platforms.

The list contains popular apps such as TikTok, Shareit, Clash of Titans and UC Browser that enjoy a huge fan following in India.
The list contains popular apps such as TikTok, Shareit, Clash of Titans and UC Browser that enjoy a huge fan following in India. (Pixabay)

The Indian government on Monday banned 59 Chinese apps in the country. The list contains popular apps such as TikTok, Shareit, Clash of Titans and UC Browser that enjoy a huge fan following in India.

The Ministry of Information Technology in a statement said that the listed Chinese apps had been banned as they posed a threat to the country’s safety, security, integrity and public order. “This move will safeguard the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users. This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” the ministry said in a statement.

It is worth noting that the decision comes in wake of the growing border tensions between India and China. This has also resulted in the rise of the anti-China sentiment in India.

So, here is a list of all the China-based social apps that you need to uninstall from your smartphone right now:

  1. TikTok
  1. Kwai
  1. Helo
  1. Likee
  1. WeChat
  1. Newsdog
  1. Weibo
  1. Bigo Live
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  1. QQ International