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Softbank-backed digital payments firm Paytm has said Google temporarily removed its app from its Play Store without any warning and forced it to comply with its mandate.

“This will be familiar to all Indian internet companies since they face similar arm-twisting and fear of Google’s dominance over India’s digital ecosystem every day,” Paytm said in a statement yesterday (Sept. 20).

On Sept. 18, Paytm was temporarily removed from the Play Store due to “repeated policy violations,” according to Google. Hours later, it was restored.

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