Months after banning the micro video posting app Tik Tok, Central government has banned the widely played controversial game Pub-G along with several other mobile applications in India. This action was taken by the Indian government amid the tension over China’s provocation in Ladakh. There are more than 33 million PUB-G players are actively playing the game. The game clocks 13 million daily users, reports suggested.
Earlier, Indian government has banned 59 chinese mobile applications, including top social media platforms such as Tik Tok, Helo and We Chat. to combat the threat posted by these applications to the country’s “sovereignty and security”. UC browser and shopping app club factory are the other prominent apps that have been blocked amid rising tension between India and China following clashes at the border months ago. Now, along with PUB-G and Ludo, government has banned 118 mobile applications.
“The ministry of electronic and information technology, Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information technology rules 2009 and in view of the emergent nature of threats has decided to block 118 mobile apps since in view of information available they are engaged in activities which is prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, security of state and public order” the Ministry of Electronics and Information technology said in an official release.
The ministry said that it has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for “stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users” data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India”
“In the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India nd security of the state. And using the sovereign powers, the Government of India has decided to block the usage of certain apps, used in both Internet and non-mobile Internet enabled devices. These apps are listed in the attached appendix” the Ministry added.
Here’s the apps that are blocked :
As soon as the report surfaced, users of PUB G got dejected and reactions are pouring from all the directions of the Internet. Check out some of them below :
Pubg Guys going offline 😪 pic.twitter.com/4MPfqfHOje— Virumaandi Vettaiyan ⚔️ (@VettaiyanTweets) September 2, 2020
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