Plea Against Chinese Fake Loan Apps : Supreme Court Asks Petitioner To Approach Centre With Representation
On Wednesday, the Supreme Court refused to entertain a plea seeking action against suspected fraudulent mobile loan applications of Chinese origin. "A bench headed by Chief Justice S.A. Bobde said: "These are important and high-security issues. Serve the appropriate ministry." The bench, also comprising Justices A.S. Bopanna and V. Ramasubramanian, asked the petitioner, Save Them India Foundation, either to the Ministry of Home Affairs or the Ministry of Finance to make a representation highlighting these issues.
Advocate Vishal Tiwari, who appeared for the petitioner, submitted to the bench that, in the absence of any proper RBI guidelines, these Chinese mobile apps are operational and breach the right of people to privacy. Tiwari stressed, citing the Digital India initiative, that it is important to resolve cybersecurity-related concerns. He also cited news stories referring to the Chinese involvement of many top officials in the country in espionage and surveillance.
However, the bench reiterated that it is not interested in discussing the matter and that the applicant should instead make a representation before the ministry in question. The complainant decided, after a brief hearing on the issue, to withdraw the petition. "Learned counsel for the petitioner seeks permission to withdraw the writ petition with liberty to make a representation before the appropriate Ministry. The writ petition is dismissed as withdrawn with liberty as prayed for," the high court said in its order. The plea seeks a ban on digital money lending applications run by China in India. A new threat and fear of losing our secret valuable data, public policies, defence policies, data hijacking and data theft have been generated by China's espionage system and spying on India, China's espionage system and spying upon India have developed a new threat and fear of losing our secret valuable information, public policies, defence policies, data hijacking and data theft.
The petitioner argued that the hijacking of data and stealing of data could pose a danger to national security and could have a devastating impact in the future.