New Delhi, 30 June. Chinese short-video making app TickTalk and local-language social networking platform said on Tuesday that they are in the process of complying with the government’s directive banning 59 Chinese apps and they do not provide any Indian data to the Chinese government . On Monday, the government banned apps such as TicketLock, ShareIt, WeChat, UC Browser, due to the issue of national security. It is noteworthy that 20 Indian soldiers were martyred in a clash between Indian and Chinese soldiers in the Galvan Valley of eastern Ladakh, after which tensions are prevailing in both countries.
Nikhil Gandhi, head of Tiktok India, said, “The Indian government has issued an interim order banning 59 Chinese apps including Tiktok and we are in the process of complying with it. The company has the opportunity to meet the relevant government stakeholders and submit clarifications Invited to give. Gandhi said, “Tiktok will continue to comply with data privacy and security requirements as per Indian law and we do not share our users’ data to any foreign government, including the Chinese government. Also read- India Bans 59 Chinese Apps: China upset over India’s action, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said big thing
A Halo spokesperson told IANS that they too are in the process of complying with the government order. The spokesperson said, “We are working with key stakeholders for the opportunity to provide their feedback and clarification. Hello will comply with data privacy and security requirements under Indian law.”
Mobile messaging app Halo is available in 14 languages including Hindi, Telugu, Tamil and Malayalam. Both Tittock and Hello are owned by Chinese content giant ByteDance. Both apps are missing from the Google Play Store and Apple Play Store on Tuesday. No official information has been given by Google or Apple to remove both apps from their stores.
The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has released a list of 59 Chinese apps, which are now banned in India. The Ministry has taken this step on security grounds. However, users who have TikTok or Hello app in their mobile, they can use it.