A day after it was blocked, the Chinese video creation application TikTok released a statement on Tuesday saying it had been asked by the government “to respond and submit clarifications”. TikTok, with 59 of the best Chinese apps, was blocked by India on Tuesday due to security concerns.
The government’s decision came as a result of escalating tensions between India and China during the June 15 clash in Ladakh, in which 20 Indian soldiers were killed in action.
TikTok, UC Browser, WeChat, Shareit and CamScanner are among the Chinese applications blocked by the government to “engage in activities prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, the defense of India, the State security and public order, “the government said.
Here is the full statement published by TikTok India
“The Indian government has issued a temporary blocking order for 59 applications, including TikTok, and we are in the process of complying with them. We have been invited to meet with relevant government stakeholders for the opportunity to respond and submit clarifications. TikTok continues to comply with all privacy and data security requirements under Indian law and has not shared any information from our users in India with any foreign government, including the Chinese government. Also, if we are asked to do so in the future, we would not do so. place the utmost importance on the confidentiality and integrity of users.
TikTok has democratized the Internet by making it available in 14 Indian languages, with hundreds of millions of users, artists, storytellers, educators and performers dependent on it for their livelihood, many of whom are novice Internet users. “
– Nikhil Gandhi, director of TikTok, India