On 14 Feb 2022 Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed the ban on 54 Chinese apps including Free Fire. Below is the list of all the apps banned. Keep reading for all the details.
The Ministry of Home Affairs has Declared a Ban on 54 Chinese Mobile Apps in India
These apps have already been removed from Google Play Store and iOS stores. Garena Free Fire, a game similar to PUBG that has a huge craze among youth, is also on the list of banned apps under section 69A of the Information Technology Act, the developers whose apps got banned will have to quickly block the access of their apps whether or not they are available on the Play Store.
Earlier, the Indian government banned assorted apps from China which contained India’s number one video-making app Tik Tok and The famous game PUBG. Other popular banned apps included Shareit and Likee.
What are the 54 Chinese Mobile Apps Banned in India?
Here is the list of all the apps recently banned by the government:
Garena Free Fire –IlluminateRise of Kingdoms: Lost CrusadeIS/APUS Security HD (Pad Version)Stick Fight: The Game MobileBadlandersAstracraftExtraordinary OnesIsoland 2: Ashes of Time LiteBeauty Camera: Sweet Selfie HDEqualizer – Bass Booster & Volume EQ & VirtualizerBeauty Camera – Selfie CameraEqualizer & Bass Booster – Music Volume EQMusic Player- Music.Mp3 PlayerEqualizer Pro – Volume Booster & Bass BoosterMusic Plus – MP3 PlayerMusic Player – Equalizer & MP3Video Player Media All FormatVolume Booster – Loud Speaker & Sound BoosterMusic Player – Equalizer & MP3CamCard for SalesForce EntViva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with MusicParallel Space Lite 32 SupportNice video baiduViva Video Editor – Snack Video Maker with MusicOnmyoji ChessTencent XriverAppLockDual Space Lite – Multiple Accounts & Clone AppDualSpace Lite – 32Bit SupportDual Space Pro – Multiple Accounts & App ClonerDual Space – 32Bit SupportDual Space Pro – 32Bit SupportDual Space – 64Bit SupportConquer Online – MMORPG GameConquer Online IlNotes- Color Notepad, Notebook33 MP3 Cutter – Ringtone Maker & Audio CutterLive Weather & Radar – AlertsVoice Recorder & Voice ChangerBarcode Scanner – QR Code ScanLica Cam – selfie camera appEVE EchoesUU Game Booster-network solution for high pingTwilight Pioneerscute: Match With The WorldSmall World-Enjoy group chat and video chatcute ProFancvU – Video Chat & MeetupReal: Go Live. Make FriendsMoonChat: Enjoy Video ChatsReal-Lite -videos to live!Wink: Connect NowFunChat Meet People Around Youfancy pro – Instant Meetup through Video chat!
What is the Reason Behind Banning the Free Fire?
Do you know that Free Fire is owned by a Singapore-based company? Still, it got banned because of the following two reasons:
Free Fire, as stated by the government, falls under the ‘security threat’ category. It poses a safety threat and privacy issues to users and can track several sensitive information of its players.The free fire was sued by Krafton, the former company of PUBG because Free Fire was copying the elements of the Game PUBG.
Yes! With several proofs, Kraftson accused and showed how Free Fire contains many facets copied from their game. It includes a choice of Armor, weapons, location, materials, objects, etc., as written in the lawsuit.
Is There any Substitute for Garena Free Fire for Its Players?
The players of this game need not be worried as the government has only banned the lite version of the game. The boosted Free Fire Max is still on the Google Play Store, which includes even better infographics and sound qualities.
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