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TikTok Removed From Google Play Store In India Following Court’s Orders

TikTok Removed From Google Play Store In India Following Court’s Orders

The Madras High Court recently denied the stay order on popular mobile application TikTok, and the government on Tuesday asked Google and Apple to comply with the court order and to block access to the application.

Update: Google and Apple have pulled TikTok from their mobile application stores in India.

If the ban comes through, TikTok stands to lose as many as 119 million users in India.

While the app is now not available to download on the Google Play Store, existing users can still use it. He further contested that the Indian High Court in Madras had issued an interim order without giving TikTok the opportunity to defend itself.

The top court referred the case back to the state court, where a judge on Tuesday rejected Bytedance's request to put the ban order on hold, K. Neelamegam, a lawyer arguing against Bytedance in the case, said. And, the three-person Supreme Court bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi will hear the case on April 22 after observing the proceedings tomorrow. Google said in a statement it does not comment on individual apps but adheres to local laws.

The state court has requested written submissions from Bytedance in the case and has scheduled its next hearing on the TikTok ban case for April 24.

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The Government has stated the reason for the ban as the abuse of the app to distribute child pornography and illegal content.

Following which, the centre had sent a letter to Apple and Google to abide by the high court's order, according to an IT ministry official.

If the app is harmful for youngsters, and if is the app needs to be removed from the app stores, then it also needs to be removed from all smartphones in India. On its part, TikTok has said that it's not liable to be punished for what "third parties" do.

TikTok argues in the petition before the Supreme Court that if the ban imposed by the High Court is not lifted, it would cause irreparable loss to the petitioner and would give a significant advantage to the petitioner's competitors.

The rise of Chinese short video-sharing app TikTok in India has been so spectacular over the past year that it is now almost impossible for any social media user to not have come across its content. "Now it is up to the companies to do it or appeal the order". "We have faith in the Indian judicial system and we are optimistic about an outcome that would be well received by over 120 million monthly active users in India, who continue using TikTok to showcase their creativity and capture moments that matter in their everyday lives".


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