Madras : The Supreme Court on Monday directed the Madras High Court to decide on April 24 a plea of TikTok app seeking to vacate of its ban order.
A bench headed by the Chief Justice of India has ordered the Madras Court to take a review on the plea which if they fail to decide on the faith of the TikTok app then its ban order will stand vacated.
Previously the apex court had refused to stay the Madras High Court order that directed the Centre to ban the “TikTok” app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it. Last week both Google and Apple were sent letters by the central government to block access to TikTok in India and to abide by the state court’s order.
A court in Tamil Nadu refused a request by China’s Bytedance Technology to suspend a ban on TikTok app. The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology had asked Google and Apple to block the app following the Supreme Court’s refusal to stay the original Madras High Court order on April 3.