The Madras High Court has vacated its earlier order that had directed prohibition of downloading TikTok Mobile Application.
In the hearing that took place today, the bench comprising of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice SS Sundar said that it is concerned only about the crimes against children.
It heard in detail the submissions made by the Amicus Curiae Arvind Datar and also the bytedance, owner of the application.
It was on 3rd April, the Madurai bench passed an ex-parte order directing the Government to ban the popular application. It observed that the application is dangerous for children in view of inappropriate contents including language and pornography being posted in the application.
Later, Bytedance (India) Technology Pvt. Ltd., which owns the mobile application, filed a special leave petition against the Madurai bench order directing the Government to ban the application.
[To be updated after obtaining the High Court order]