Government of India Restricts 43 More Apps Including AliExpress Over Privacy Concerns

The GOI ordered a ban on 43 more mobile apps on Tuesday in order to weed out apps that have been flagged by authorities. “The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEITY) issued the restriction order under the section 69A of the Information Technology Act (IT Act) blocking access to the contentious mobile apps by users in India based on the comprehensive reports received from Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Center, Ministry of Home Affairs,” MEITY said in a press statement.

The ministry of electronics and information technology said the action was taken based on the inputs regarding these apps for engaging in activities prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order. It is said the majority of them with links to china including AliExpress over privacy concerns.

Under Section 69A IT Act, the Government of India has a right to block the access to any app which shows malpractices and harm the integrity of the country. Both Google and Apple will have to comply with the ruling and remove these apps from the play store and app store respectively.

The Government had banned 59 Chinese apps on June 29 and 118 more on September 2 over similar concerns. The biggest names on the list were PUBG Mobile, PUBG Mobile Lite and TikTok. Besides, 47 other apps were banned for allegedly operating as “clones” of the previously banned apps in July. With the fresh ban, the number of apps banned in India now 267.


List of the Banned 43 Mobile Apps:

  1. AliSuppliers Mobile App
  2. Alibaba Workbench
  3. AliExpress – Ssmarter Shopping
  4. Better Living
  5. AliPay Cashier
  6. Drive with Lalamove India
  7. Lalamove India –Delivery App
  8. Snack Video
  9. CamCard-BCR
  10. CamCard-Business Card Reader
  11. Soul- follow the Soul to find you
  12. Chinese Social- free online dating video app and chat
  13. Date in Asia – Dating and Chat for Asian Singles
  14. WeDate-Dating App
  15. Free Dating App
  16. Singol
  17. Munchkin Match- Magic Home Building
  18. Conquista Online
  19. Cashier Wallet
  20. Mango TV
  21. MgTV –Hunan TV Official TV App
  22. WeTV- TV Version
  23. WeTV –CDrama
  24. KDrama and more
  25. Wetv Lite
  26. Lucky Live-Live Video Streaming App
  27. Taobao Live
  28. Ding Talk
  29. Identity V
  30. Isoland 2 –Ashes of Time
  31. Boxstar (Early Access)
  32. Heroes Evolved
  33. Happy Fish
  34. Jellipop Match- Decorate Ypur Dream Island
  35. Start Your Date
  36. Adore App
  37. TrullyChines –Chinese Dating App
  38. TrulyAsian- Asian Dating App
  39. ChinaLove-Dating App for Chinese Singles
  40. DateMyAge-Chat, Meet Date Mature Singles Online
  41. Rela-Lesbian Social Network
  42. First Love Live
  43. FlirtWish- Dating App



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