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Google has removed India's relationship apps from the Play Store


Google on Friday began the process of removing apps from 10 Indian companies, including dating apps for marriage, from its Play Store in the wake of a dispute over service fees.

Confirming the development, Marugul Janakaraman, founder of Matrimony.com, said in a statement that his company's apps 'Bharat Matrimony', 'Christian Matrimony', 'Muslim Matrimony' and 'Joori' have been added to the Play Store. has been removed from He said, "Our apps are getting deleted one by one.”

He further said regarding this initiative of Google that today "It is a dark day for the Indian Internet”.

Before this move, Google had said in a blog post, without naming any company, that payments made to it by 10 Indian companies have been delayed for a long time.

Other Indian companies have so far been trying to somehow prevent Google from imposing a service fee of 11 to 26 percent on 'in-app payments' in India.

However, in light of the decisions of two Indian courts, including the Supreme Court, in the months of January and February this year, Google now has the power to impose these fees and otherwise remove apps from the Play Store.

Google also sent notices to Matrimoney.com and InfoEdge, an Indian company that runs an app called Jeevan Saathi, regarding violations of Play Store rules and regulations, after which these two companies told the news agency Reuters. She said that she is now thinking about her next move.

In this regard, Sanjeev Bakchandani, the founder of InfoEdge, said that they have made all payments to Google on time and they have not violated any of its policies.

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