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Govt asks Google, Apple to comply with court order prohibiting TikTok download

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The government has asked tech giants and to comply with the Madras High Court's order that had banned popular TikTok, according to sources.

Sources said instructions in this regard were sent to the two American on Monday after the refused to stay the April 3 order of Madras High Cout that had directed the Centre to ban app over concerns about access to pornographic content through it.

E-mails sent to and did not elicit a response.

On Monday, the said the ban directive was just an interim order and that the high court is scheduled to hear the matter on April 16.

In its April 3 order, the Madras HC said it was evident from that pornography and inappropriate content were made available through such It had also directed the media not to telecast video clips made with

The app, which is owned by Chinese company ByteDance, allows users to create short videos and then share them.

In a statement on Tuesday, said it has faith in the Indian judicial system.

"We are optimistic about an outcome that would allow over 120 million monthly active users in to continue using TikTok to showcase their creativity and capture moments that matter in their everyday lives," it said.

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First Published: Tue, April 16 2019. 19:25 IST