Why Is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Banned In India?

On 29th June 2020, the Ministry of Entertainment & Information Technology issued an order to ban 59 mobile apps in India, including your favorite mobile MOBA game, the Mobile Legends: Bang Bang. The Ministry states that these apps are prejudicial to India’s sovereignty and integrity, defense of India, security to state and public order.

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The Ministry of Entertainment & IT received many complaints regarding misuse of some mobile apps available on mobile devices (both Android and iOS) for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers located outside India.

The compilation of these data, its 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.

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Why Is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Banned In India?

After considering the threat as mentioned above, Ministry of Entertainment & IT used its power under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, 2000 with relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009.

Section 69A of the Information Technology Act gives ‘Power to issue directions for blocking for public access of any information through any computer resource.’ So in view of the emergent nature of threats due to such apps, the Ministry decided to block 59 Apps in India including Mobile Legends, as they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security to state and public order.

Why Is Mobile Legends: Bang Bang Banned In India?

Apart from that, as you all know about Galwan Valley Face-off between India and China, that took place on 16th June 2020. After this, the relations between India and China are going through tough times. Since then, an initiative has been taken by the people of India to boycott Chinese products and give vocal for local in order to increase the economic conditions of India.

As a part of this initiative, people are removing Chinese apps from there mobile phones and goods from their homes. To support India’s people in the initiative, the ban on Mobile Legends and 58 other Chinese apps can be considered an unofficial boycott of Chinese apps. You can find out, how Mobile Legends is a Chinese app here.

List of Chinese Apps Banned In India

  1. TikTok
  2. Shareit
  3. Kwai
  4. UC Browser
  5. Baidu map
  6. Shein
  7. Clash of Kings
  8. DU battery saver
  9. Helo
  10. Likee
  11. YouCam makeup
  12. Mi Community
  13. CM Browers
  14. Virus Cleaner
  15. APUS Browser
  16. ROMWE
  17. Club Factory
  18. Newsdog
  19. Beutry Plus
  20. WeChat
  21. UC News
  22. QQ Mail
  23. Weibo
  24. Xender
  25. QQ Music
  26. QQ Newsfeed
  27. Bigo Live
  28. SelfieCity
  29. Mail Master
  30. Parallel Space
  31. Mi Video Call – Xiaomi
  32. WeSync
  33. ES File Explorer
  34. Viva Video – QU Video Inc
  35. Meitu
  36. Vigo Video
  37. New Video Status
  38. DU Recorder
  39. Vault- Hide
  40. Cache Cleaner DU App studio
  41. DU Cleaner
  42. DU Browser
  43. Hago Play With New Friends
  44. Cam Scanner
  45. Clean Master – Cheetah Mobile
  46. Wonder Camera
  47. Photo Wonder
  48. QQ Player
  49. We Meet
  50. Sweet Selfie
  51. Baidu Translate
  52. Vmate
  53. QQ International
  54. QQ Security Center
  55. QQ Launcher
  56. U Video
  57. V fly Status Video
  58. Mobile Legends
  59. DU Privacy

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