Press Note Released by Ministry of Electronics and IT (Government of India)-Rregarding bans 59 mobile apps

Press Release

Government Bans 59 mobile apps which are prejudicial to Sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order.

              The Ministry of Information Technology, 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 59 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.

                  over the last few years, India has emerged as a leading innovator when it comes to technological advancements and a primary market in the digital space.

              At the same time, there have been raging concerns on aspects relating to data security and safeguarding the privacy of 130 crore Indians. It has been noted recently that such concerns also pose a threat to sovereignty and security of our country. The Ministry of Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources including several reports about misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting user’s data in an unauthorized manner to servers which have locations outside India. The compilation of these data, it’s mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures.

The Complete list of the apps banned:


31.Mi Video Call – Xiaomi




33.ES File Explorer

4.UC Browser

34.Viva Video – QU Video Inc

5.Baidu map



36.Vigo Video

7.Clash of Kings

37.New Video Status

8.DU battery saver

38.DU Recorder


39.Vault- Hide


40.Cache Cleaner DU App studio

11.YouCam makeup

41.DU Cleaner

12.Mi Community

42.DU Browse

13.CM Browser

43.Hago Play With New Friends

14.Virus Cleaner

44.Cam Scanner

15 APUS Browser

45.Clean Master- Cheetah Mobile


46.Wonder Camera

17.Club Factory

47.Photo Wonder


48.QQ Player

19.Beutry Plus

49.We Meet


50.Sweet Selfie

21.UC News

51.Baidu Translate

22.QQ Mail

52 Vmate


53.QQ International


54.QQ Security Center

25 QQ Music

55.QQ Launcher

26.QQ Newsfeed

56.U Video

27.Bigo Live

57.V fly Status Video

28.Selfie City

58.Mobile Legends

29.Mail Master

59.Du Privacy.

30.Parallel Space



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