The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) on Wednesday hailed the Centre’s decision to ban 118 mobile phone apps with Chinese links, saying the move is a morale booster for India.
While banning the apps, the government termed them prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity and defence of the nation.
The banned apps include PUBG, Baidu, Baidu Express Edition, Tencent Watchlist, FaceU, WeChat Reading and Tencent Weiyun, among others, according to an official statement.
“The banning of 118 more Chinese apps by the Union government today is a major milestone against misdeeds of China and will certainly boost the morale of the country,” CAIT’s NCR unit convener Sushil Kumar Jain said
He said CAIT, which has 40,000 trade associations and 7 crore members across India as members, has been leading an anti-China movement since June 10 this year.
Sushil Kumar Jain said CAIT in a letter sent to Commerce Minister Piyush Goyal and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on August 24 had urged to ban more Chinese apps.