Google (GOOGL) - Get Alphabet Inc. Class A Report has removed an Indian app from its Play Store for violating "app store policies." The app, called 'Remove China Apps', helped users identify apps of Chinese origin, so that users could remove them. It was created in response to the ongoing border dispute between India and China.
Recently, some Indian celebrities used the hasthags #BoycottMadeInChina, #SoftwareInAWeekHardwareInAYear and #boycottChineseapps to suggest the boycott of Chinese goods in India. Furthermore, popular Yoga guru Baba Ramdev took to Twitter (TWTR) - Get Twitter, Inc. Report, sharing a video of 'Remove China Apps' and showing people how to use it.
"Deleting Chinese applications from your mobile is also a service to the nation," he tweeted.
Indians started following Ramdev's footsteps and began using the app to delete Chinese apps from their phones.
The news was confirmed by the app-maker.
"Dear friends, Google has removed “Remove China Apps” from Google Play Store," its website mentioned. "Thank you all for your support in past 2 weeks. “You are awesome."
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