tech2 News StaffApr 22, 2019 12:03:18 IST
In the hearing on TikTok ban in India, Supreme Court has directed Madras High Court to pass an interim order on the ban by 24 April. The court says that if the High Court fails to decide on the interim relief by then, the order will stand vacated. Which means, if the order isn't passed by 24 April by the High Court, the ban on TikTok app will be overturned.
The order was reported by Bar&Bench and SFLC India.
Failing which the interim order passed by MHC would stand vacated.#TikTok
— sflc.in (@SFLCin) April 22, 2019
#TikTok ban: Supreme Court directs Madras High Court to decide on interim order on April 24.
If HC fails to decide on the interim relief on that day, the interim order will stand vacated, directs Supreme Court.#SupremeCourt
— Bar & Bench (@barandbench) April 22, 2019
Meanwhile, at the hearing, TikTok's parent company ByteDance told the Supreme Court that it is suffering losses worth crores due to the ban, reported ZeeNews.
On 3 April, Madras High Court directed center to ban the download of the TikTok app in India owing to it ‘pornographic’ and ‘sleazy’ content, which it says is polluting the younger audience. It’s also been alleged, in several countries no less, that the app is proving to be a fertile hunting ground for paedophiles.
Following the government order, TikTok has been blocked on App Store and Play Store since 18 April.
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