Banning Chinese app a ‘digital strike’; Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad

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Ravi Shankar Prasad

New Delhi: India’s decision to ban Chinese apps, including TikTok was a digital strike to China, said Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. India has banned 59 Chinese apps in the wake of the Indo-China border conflict.

The Union minister said the ban on Chinese apps with precise plans. The minister said the ban on Chinese apps was meant to protect the privacy of citizens. He was speaking at a BJP rally in Bengal.

“We see a huge contradiction in Bengal. They have asked why Chinese apps are not banned. Now they ask why these apps are banned. This is quite a contradiction.

“What is happening now is a digital strike. We are in peace with the privacy and security of the citizens. We believe in peace. Remember. ” The Union Minister said.

The Union Minister had said yesterday that the ban on Chinese apps has created a huge opportunity for Indians to come up with their apps. This could end the dependence on foreign companies, he said.

The government has banned 59 Chinese mobile applications following a border dispute with China. India has banned applications including Tik Tok, UC Browser Hello, Xender, and YouCam. Earlier, protests were fierce in many parts of the country, demanding the ban on Chinese applications.

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