India to ban more Chinese apps including ‘Helo Lite, Shareit Lite, Bigo Lite

  • These are the lighter versions of the original app which are specifically made for low-end phone devices.
  • Despite the ban, these apps are still operating via their lighter versions.
  • The government is looking to ban more Chinese apps that are violating the Indian IT Act. said, IT Department.

Earlier this month we heard the news that the Indian government has banned 59 popular Chinese apps including Tiktok, Helo, Shareit, Xender, Bigo, etc.

List of the 59 banned Chinese apps:

  • TikTok
  • ShareIt
  • Kwai
  • UC Browser
  • Baidu map
  • Shein
  • Clash of Kings
  • DU battery saver
  • Helo
  • Likee
  • YouCam makeup
  • Mi Community
  • CM Browers
  • Virus Cleaner
  • APUS Browser
  • Club Factory
  • News dog
  • Beauty Plus
  • WeChat
  • UC News
  • QQ Mail
  • Weibo
  • Xender
  • QQ Music
  • QQ Newsfeed
  • Bigo Live
  • SelfieCity
  • Mail Master
  • Parallel Space
  • Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  • WeSync
  • ES File Explorer
  • Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  • Meitu
  • Vigo Video
  • New Video Status
  • DU Recorder
  • Vault-Hide
  • Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  • DU Cleaner
  • DU Browser
  • Hago Play With New Friends
  • Cam Scanner
  • Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  • Wonder Camera
  • Photo Wonder
  • QQ Player
  • We Meet
  • Sweet Selfie
  • Baidu Translate
  • QQ Security Center
  • VMate
  • QQ International
  • QQ Launcher
  • U Video
  • V fly Status Video
  • Mobile Legends
  • DU Privacy

After the immediate ban, most of the Indian companies launched alternatives of the banned apps. Like Gaana launched HotShots, DailyHunt launched Josh, etc.

According to the IT ministry, These apps were reportedly operating via these lighter versions despite the ban given by the government.

IT Ministry said We have warned all the 59 Chinese apps If they don’t follow the rules and regulations of the IT Act, strict action against will be taken on them.

Furthermore, Last month 59 Chinese apps, banned by the Indian government because these apps were not following the rules and concerns of the IT department. In short IT Ministry said that these apps were banned because of “prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity, and security of the country”.

Moreover, On Tuesday, The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) wrote a letter to all these Chinese firms, warning that continued availability and operation of these banned apps, directly or indirectly, will be an offense under the IT Act of India. And if any banned apps found to be operating directly or indirectly they will face a penal action or a permanent ban.

There are more Chinese apps which are to be banned under violating the Indian IT Act. said, IT Department.

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