The option to download TikTok, a popular video-sharing app, has vanished from Google and Apple app stores in India after the Madras High Court banned its downloads.
The high court in Tamil Nadu asked the government on April 3 to ban TikTok downloads, saying it encouraged pornography and warning that sexual predators could target child users. The Madras High Court on Tuesday had refused to stay the ban on the app and appointed an independent counsel to the case.
The government sent a letter requesting Apple and Google to follow the state court’s order and not allow TikTok download, according to an IT ministry official.
Earlier a 19-year-old boy was allegedly killed while filming a Tik Tok video on Burkhamba road in Indian capital Delhi. According to reports, the deceased, named Salman, went for a drive to India Gate with two of his friends Sohail and Amir. While on their way back from India gate, Salman was driving the car when Sohail aimed the pistol at Salman for making a Tik Tok video. The pistol went off and shot Salman’s left cheek.
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24 August, 2019