The matter was initially raised in the Madras High Court which banned the app via an interim order without providing an opportunity to TikTok for defending itself. Those users will not be impacted by the removal of the app from the Google Play store.
In a statement, TikTok said that the company has faith in the Indian judicial system.More news: Ovechkin punch puts Carolina rookie into concussion protocol
The app has had quite a few run-ins with the law. Apple did not respond to requests for comment.
Having said that, the app is still accessible to the ones who have it downloaded on their phones. So, we all are pretty aware of how the app works and how the TikTok craze has made the desis go wild for all the showbiz fantasies, right?
TikTok also argues that its platform is merely an intermediary under the Information Technology Act and can not be held liable for the actions of third party users on the platform.
Madras High Court had banned TikTok, as it found that the app polluted the minds of the youngsters, and is harmful to the society.More news: New Pixel devices coming on May 7, Google suggests
The top court said that ban directive was just an interim order and the high court is schedule to hear the matter on April 16.
When the matter finally came up in front of the court on Monday, the Supreme Court refused to implement a stay against the Madras High Court's ban. "We are committed to continuously enhancing our existing measures and introducing additional technical and moderation processes as part of our ongoing commitment to our users in India", TikTok added.
The Madurai Bench of the Madras High Court on Tuesday refused to lift the ban on TikTok and set April 24 the next hearing date. And while new iOS users might be left in the lurch, Android users will simply be able to download the app from unauthorised sources, which would, among other things, only serve to exacerbate the problems of hacking and phishing and other cybersecurity issues.More news: Man United squad arrives in Barcelona with Sir Alex Ferguson