Yesterday, the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps including one of the people’s favourite TikTok, reports The Indian Express. This decision comes after the escalating tension between the two countries in Ladakh. Some of the other popular apps in the list which have now been banned are Shein, Cam Scanner, Clash of Kings, UC Browser, ShareIt, Club Factory, Viva Video, Beauty Plus, etc.
Have a look at the full list here:
According to News18, the IT Ministry claimed that they invoked section 69 A of the IT Act which gives them the power to block access to apps that “engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”.
IE reports that users were likely to soon see a message saying “access to the apps has been restricted on the request of the government”.
And as it was expected, the announcement started a massive meme-fest online! TikTok and Shein users are heartbroken right now. On the other hand, PubG users are relieved that the popular gaming app wasn’t banned… but that’s because PubG is a game developed by South-Korean video-game holding company Krafton Inc.
Have a look at the memes here:
*Breaking news *
Govt. bans #TikTok .
Le Tiktokers : pic.twitter.com/mMb61nmNh3
— Grumpy🌈 (@roooossshhiiiii) June 29, 2020
— Vertigo_Warrior (@VertigoWarrior) June 29, 2020
After the ban of 59 Chinese app by Government of India
— 🔱🚩 (@S1rajput4) June 29, 2020
— Suraj🔱🇮🇳 (@surajsiiingh) June 30, 2020
— maqsood مقصود علی (@Mesu11895756) June 29, 2020
Government bans #TikTok
Pic 1 : CarryMinati and others.
Pic 2: Tiktok users and fans. pic.twitter.com/Du9cqdU5cy
— ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ ㅤ (@theesmaarkhan) June 29, 2020
Instagram models and girls after shein banned- pic.twitter.com/3lpFfPLJI0
— Mannat (@mannat_deep) June 29, 2020
suggest a good alternative for shein y'all pic.twitter.com/k2NokBSzK3
— || ত্রিপর্ণা || (@hasnuhana_x) June 29, 2020
— reeyuk (@Starboi89871903) June 29, 2020
Insta influenza after Government banned Shein: pic.twitter.com/91zV1Tiw97
— Harshit Sharma (@Sharmajikaputtr) June 29, 2020
— Kinda Joey (@Sahilarioussss) June 29, 2020
*Government bans SHEIN and 59 Chinese Apps*
South Delhi Girls: pic.twitter.com/O7I58Ni51S
— Sangeet (@sangaldo99) June 29, 2020
— Sitara Thomas (@SitaraMThomas) June 29, 2020
— Venisha Gonsalves (@VenishaGonsalv1) June 29, 2020
* 59 Chinese apps banned including #TikTok *
Meanwhile PUBG to 59 apps : pic.twitter.com/u3cpEajpYw
— 𝐌𝐄𝐌𝐄𝐑 𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐈𝐂 (@MemerMedic) June 29, 2020
— Wellu (@Wellutwt) June 29, 2020
Pic 1 : pubg lover when they hear news of bubg ban..
— Arya Stark (@aryaeddardstark) June 29, 2020
— RaHul SiNgh (@_gohan4) June 29, 2020
— HARSH 🇮🇳 (@Nationalist1110) June 29, 2020
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