India-China Border Dispute
Government Of India Bans 59 Chinese Apps: In April, Chinese military crossed the Line of Actual Control and entered the Indian territory. The Chinese government is trying to take control of the disputed area and wants to build infrastructure in that area. The two countries are fighting against each other over the LAC including the disputed land of Galwan valley. The Chinese army has refused to back off from their position even though they have crossed the border and entered illegally. It is the Chinese army that has uprooted the status quo along the lines of LAC. Even after several talks, the two countries have not been able to come up with a solution to this problem.
The tension was escalating but was under control. Even the US President Donald Trump offered to mediate talks but both the countries refused for it. However, things got out of control when Indian and Chinese army clashed on the disputed land of Galwan valley. Things got ugly and both the armies started throwing stones at each other. No bullets were used due to the earlier agreements between the two counties in the 90s. 20 Indian soldiers died while the Indian army claims that the casualties were double on the other side. The Indian soldiers were five times less and still managed to put a brave fight.
Escalating Tensions Between Indian And China
The death of Indian soldiers led to a wave of patriotism in the country with much demanding justice for the Indian soldiers who died in the Valley. Soon, people started boycotting Chinese apps like Xender, Tik Tok, etc. as an attempt to affect the Chinese economy by cutting off the support from Indian citizens. There were even attempts to stop the use of Chinese products. Moreover, these apps pose a threat to the security of the country as the information of the Indian users can be used against the country.
Government Of India Bans Chinese Apps
Government Of India Bans 59 Chinese Apps: On 29 June 2020, the Government of India decided to ban 59 Chinese apps. It includes apps like TikTok, Shareit, Mi Video Call, Club Factory, UC Browser, Shein, Clash of Kings, Helo, Mi Community, WeChat, etc. Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Law and Justice of India tweeted about the same. He said, “For safety, security, defence, sovereignty & integrity of India and to protect data & privacy of people of India the Government has banned 59 mobile apps. Jai Hind!”