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Rumor has it that the Indian government asked the local court not to unblock China's application ban

Netease Technology News July 12, according to foreign media reports, according to information provided by two people familiar with the matter and legal filing documents, the Indian government has submitted a request to the Rajasthan High Court to stop any application of the ban on China. Challenge behavior.


In June of this year, India’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (NIC) announced the ban on 59 applications developed by Chinese companies, including TikTok, a popular short video sharing app owned by ByteDance, Alibaba’s UC browser, and WeChat. , Calling them "a threat to India's sovereignty and integrity."

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Two people familiar with the application said the Indian government had filed a so-called warning notice with the Rajasthan High Court, suggesting that it expected one or more companies to challenge the Indian Ministry of Electronic Information Technology’s injunction.


Indian lawyers say that such warnings are usually to prevent rulings in favor of the company without hearing the government’s opinion. One of the sources said the document was submitted on Friday and has not been reported before.


A court document signed by RajDeepak Rastogi, deputy attorney general of India, said: "Nothing should be done until the applicant (government) is heard on this matter." This document It is said that the order to ban these applications is to protect "the interests of Indian mobile and Internet users and ensure the security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace."


It is unclear why the Indian government has approached the Rajasthan court and whether it plans to file a similar petition elsewhere. The Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology did not immediately respond to a reporter’s request for comment, and the Indian court will not comment on the case.


Earlier, China had expressed strong concerns about the ban, which may damage the expansion plans of the aforementioned companies and lead to job losses, saying it may violate World Trade Organization (WTO) rules.


No Chinese company has yet launched a legal challenge. Industry sources said they are waiting for further clarification from the Indian government. India’s Ministry of Electronic Information Technology recently asked companies related to these 59 applications to answer a detailed questionnaire within three weeks, setting out their business structure and data storage practices.


The decision to ban these applications shocked companies like ByteDance, which sees India as one of TikTok's most important growth markets and plans to invest $1 billion in India. (Little)



Source: Netease Technology Report, translated by Google Translate

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