The government on Tuesday blocked access to 43 more Chinese mobile applications, including Alibaba Workbench, AliExpress, Alipay Cashier, CamCard and WeDate, alleging that the applications are prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defense of the nation.
The Ministry of Electronics and IT issued an order for blocking the access of these apps by users in India based on comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs, an official government statement said.
Earlier on June 29, the government had blocked access to 59 mobile apps and on September 2, 2020 another 118 apps were banned under section 69A of the Information Technology Act.
"Government of India today issued an order under section 69A of the Information Technology Act blocking access to 43 mobile apps. This action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order," the release said.