Apple has reportedly told officials in India that it needs a “concrete reason or a legal requirement” in order to take down betting apps from its App Store after the nation’s Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) in February banned some 138 gaming and betting applications in the country.

According to the Economic Times, Apple has “contended that since these apps are valid and legal in other geographies, it would be difficult for (Apple) to bar them outright in India”.

Sources heard by the publication note that Apple has taken down some of the apps that the IT ministry banned, but it is also working on the “best possible solution” for other apps.

The apps in question allegedly contain content that is a threat to the integrity and sovereignty of the country. The wording of the relevant legislation, however, is possibly what is giving Apple the room to maneuver.