TikTok has been removed from the App Store and Google Play in India. The app was banned on Monday night on an order from the Ministry of Information and Technology, which also banned 58 other popular apps from China, stating that they are a threat to India’s security and society. Saying that these apps violated users’ privacy and stored their data outside India, the government gave notice to Apple and Google to remove all 59 apps, and to help ISPs and telecom companies enforce the ban. Asked for The first app on the list, TikTok, has already been removed from stores and cannot be downloaded, although the app is still working fine. This means that if you have TicketLock installed on your phone, you can use it for now, but if you remove it for any reason, you will not be able to take it back.
In its statement, the government stated, “Implementing it under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards to Block the Use of Information in Public) Rules 2009 Rules and Emerging Is in view of the nature of the threats. 59 has decided to block the app because in view of the available information they are engaged in activities that are prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity, defense of India, security of the state and public order. . “
At this point, many other apps in the list are still available for download. Shareit, the second app on the list, is still available, as are other popular apps such as CamScanner, Sheen and Clash of Kings. A few other apps have also been removed from the list, such as the Halo app, although another similar app, Like, is still available. If you were a regular user of some of the more popular apps on the list, Gadgets 360 has found some options that you can use.
Although the official statement focuses on security and defense, it is clear that the selection of these 59 apps has to do with tensions between India and China. Although Tiktok has been banned several times in recent times, it has returned quickly. However, in this case, it may take longer to return the restricted apps, if so.