An Indian state court moved to lift a ban on popular video app TikTok in the country, said K. Neelamegam, a lawyer involved in the case, in a boost for its developer Beijing Bytedance Technology Co., reported Reuters.
Earlier this month, a court in the southern state of Tamil Nadu ordered the federal government to prohibit TikTok downloads, saying the app was encouraging pornography and could expose children to sexual predators. Acting upon subsequent instructions from the federal IT ministry, Apple Inc and Alphabet Inc’s Google last week removed TikTok from their Indian app stores.
On Wednesday, hearing a plea from Bytedance, the state court reversed its April 3 decision pushing for the ban, Neelamegam told Reuters. Neelamegam added that his client, an individual who had filed a public interest litigation calling for the ban, did not plan to appeal the court’s latest decision.