A day after it was blocked, Chinese language video-making app TikTok on Tuesday issued an announcement saying that it has been invited by the federal government “to reply and submit clarifications”. TikTok, together with 59 prime Chinese language apps, was blocked by India on Tuesday over safety considerations.
The federal government transfer got here amid escalating tensions between India and China over the June 15 conflict in Ladakh wherein 20 Indian troopers had been killed in motion.
TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat, Shareit and CamScanner are among the many Chinese language apps blocked by the federal government for “participating in actions prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, safety of state and public order,” the federal government mentioned.
Here is the Full Assertion issued by TikTok India
“The Authorities of India has issued an interim order for the blocking of 59 apps, together with TikTok and we’re within the technique of complying with it. We have now been invited to fulfill with involved authorities stakeholders for a possibility to reply and submit clarifications. TikTok continues to adjust to all information privateness and safety necessities underneath Indian regulation and haven’t shared any data of our customers in India with any overseas authorities, together with the Chinese language Authorities. Additional if we’re requested to sooner or later we might not achieve this. We place the best significance on person privateness and integrity.
TikTok has democratized the web by making it accessible in 14 Indian languages, with a whole bunch of hundreds of thousands of customers, artists, story-tellers, educators and performers relying on it for his or her livelihood, a lot of whom are first time web customers.”
– Nikhil Gandhi, Head of TikTok, India