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Updated Tue, 30 Jun 2020 10:10 AM IST

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On Monday, the government has banned 59 Chinese apps. A few days ago, Indian intelligence agencies issued an alert to the government about 52 apps and citizens of the country were also forbidden from using apps. Following this alert from intelligence agencies, the government has banned 59 apps, including these 52 apps. The government has termed these Chinese apps as a threat to the security of the nation.

Within 12 hours of the government banning, TikTok, the most popular app in India, has been removed from Google Play-Store and Apple Store. Ticketcock India has tweeted on this ban saying that the ban imposed by the government is temporary and it is talking with the government on this issue.

Nikhil Gandhi, the head of Tiktok India, said, ‘The government has imposed an interim ban on 59 apps including Tiktok. We are going to talk to the government soon for this ban. TicTalk is committed to protecting data and privacy as usual. We do not share the data of Indian users with the Chinese or any other government.

Also read: Government banned these 59 Chinese apps, see full list

Searching TickTalk on Google Play Store and Apple Store, many clone app links are available. Google India has also not released any official statement regarding the removal of TikTok, while out of the 59 apps banned, apps like CamScanner, UC Browser, Shareit, WeChat and Clash of Kings still exist on the Play Store and App Store Huh. No timeline has been revealed regarding their removal.

On Monday, the government has banned 59 Chinese apps. A few days ago, Indian intelligence agencies issued an alert to the government about 52 apps and citizens of the country were also forbidden from using apps. Following this alert from intelligence agencies, the government has banned 59 apps, including these 52 apps. The government has termed these Chinese apps as a threat to the security of the nation.

Within 12 hours of the government banning, TikTok, the most popular app in India, has been removed from Google Play-Store and Apple Store. Ticketcock India has tweeted on this ban saying that the ban imposed by the government is temporary and it is talking with the government on this issue.

Nikhil Gandhi, the head of Tiktok India, said, ‘The government has imposed an interim ban on 59 apps including Tiktok. We are going to talk to the government soon for this ban. TicTalk is committed to protecting data and privacy as usual. We do not share the data of Indian users with the Chinese or any other government.

Also read: Government banned these 59 Chinese apps, see full list

Searching TickTalk on Google Play Store and Apple Store, many clone app links are available. Google India has also not released any official statement regarding the removal of TikTok, while out of the 59 apps banned, apps like CamScanner, UC Browser, Shareit, WeChat and Clash of Kings still exist on the Play Store and App Store Huh. No timeline has been revealed regarding their removal.

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