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Here is why Tik Tok banned in India


Tik tok is a popular video creating app used by People for creation and sharing of short videos. Google and Apple have removed Chinese internet firm Bytedance’s social media app Tik Tok from the Play Store and App store, on the order of Electronic and Information Technology.

According to an earlier report by ET MeltY’s order will help stop further download of this application, but people who have already downloaded it will be able to continue to use it.

The court had asked the centre to ban the application after hearing a petition by Senior Advocate which said that children using the app were vulnerable to exposure by sexual predators.

Here are five incidents that were reported in the media

— 24 year old Shot in Delhi

The most recent incident of Tik Tok in the case of Mohammad Salman, a 19 years old boy from Delhi who has lost his life after his friend Suhail. Malik accidentally shot him whil he was posing with a countrymade pistol for a Tik Tok video.

Tamil Nadu Students meet an Accident making Tik Tok Video

In the month of February an another incident happened, one college student from Tamil Nadu lost his life after accidentally ramming into a bus while riding on a scooter with two of his friends. The accident as it turns out was a consequence of the three trying to make a Tik Tok video while riding on a scooter.

— Nillu Nillu Challenge leads to Clashes

Eight persons were injured when a group of students and local fought over Tik Tok Videos that were part of the Nillu Nillu Challenge.

Man loses his life in Punjab while making Tik Tok Video

A man in Punjab was making a video during which he attempted to get on a moving tractor. Unfortunately his leg was slipped and he ended up under the tire of the tractor and then eventually lost his life after getting stuck in the cultivator machine.

Man Slit his Throat Making Tik Tok video

The man was shooting a video where he was pretending to slit his throat. However, as he was making the video, he accidentally ended up slitting his throat for real and was then captured on the video trying to stop himself from bleeding to death even as he attempted to end the recording. His attempts were in vain as he ultimately ended up losing his life to the mishap during the filming of the fateful Tik Tok video.

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