Traders’ body welcomes govt’s move to ban 118 apps with Chinese links

Chennai: The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has welcomed the Union government’s decision to ban 118 mobile phone apps with Chinese links.

It said the move is a morale booster for India. While banning the apps, the government termed them prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the nation.

The banned apps include PUBG, Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun.

CAIT’s NCR unit convener Sushil Kumar Jain said in a statement, “The banning of 118 more Chinese apps by the Union government today is a major milestone against misdeeds of China and will certainly boost the morale of the country.”

He said CAIT, which has 40,000 trade associations and 7 crore members across India as members, has been leading an anti-China movement since 10 June this year.

“Banning more Chinese apps other than 59 already banned was all the more necessary as these apps were always a threat to the country’s safety, security and sovereignty as also for the protection of individual data these apps were accruing through their usage,” he added.

 

NT Bureau