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Paytm founder applauds ban on Chinese apps in India

The Indian Government has banned 59 Chinese apps that includes TikTok, ShareIt, Beauty Plus, UC Browser and more

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New Delhi Updated on: July 01, 2020 9:51 IST
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The ban on Chinese apps in India has welcomed all sorts of reactions on the part of the apps that have been banned, the people, and many more on social media. Among the various people reacting to the Indian Government's decision, Paytm founder, Vijay Shekhar Sharma, also responded to the decision and applauded it. Here's how the people reacted to his reaction.

Vijay Shekhar Sharma took to Twitter and shared his praise for the government on its decision of banning 59 Chinese apps in the country.  

For those who don't know, Paytm is owned by the Indian company One97 Communications Ltd. However, it has received massive funding from Fintech firm Ant Financials, which is a part of China's Alibaba group. Hence, people criticised Sharma on Twitter for showing support to the Chinese app ban in India when his app is indirectly linked in China.

Here is a look at some of the tweets that lashed the Paytm founder:

To recall, the Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps as the apps caused security and privacy issues. The banned apps include popular ones such as TikTok, Shein, Beauty Plus, ShareIt, and more. 

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