The government on Wednesday blocked 118 more mobile applications, including popular gaming app PUBG. The move comes amid fresh incursion bid by the Chinese troops at the Line of Actual Control. Stay here for all live updates
PUBG Video Game App Among 118 New Chinese Apps Banned Today
PUBG Mobile among Chinese Apps Blocked: There are close to 33 million active PUBG players in India, according to reports. The game clocks some 13 million daily users
defence of India, security of state and public order” by invoking Section 69 of Information Technology Act.
Government of India invoking it’s power under section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) 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, defence of India, security of state and public order,” the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology said in an official release.
The banned apps include Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading, Ludo All Star, Alipay and Tencent Weiyun, besides PUBG Mobile and PUBG Mobile Lite, according to an official statemen