ZEE5 on Wednesday announced a short video-sharing platform HiPi in a bid to take on TikTok which is among the 59 Chinese apps banned by India in view of security risk.
India bans 59 Chinese apps amid simmering tension with China. The 59 Chinese apps that government has banned today include popular apps like TikTok, Helo, UC Browser and more.
The Indian government has banned 59 Chinese apps including TikTok. Be it commoner or celebrity, everyone is taking the decision positively and sharing their views on social media. Many TikTok celebrities like Jannat Zubair, Riya KishanChandani, Ashnoor Kaur, etc shared their views and applauded the government's decision.
CarryMinati, also known as Ajey Nagar, a hugely popular Indian YouTuber, had 'prophesied' the ban on TikTok, the short video sharing app from China that the Indian government banned yesterday. CarryMinati's video titled 'YouTube vs TikTok- The End' was taken down by TikTok last month.
TikTok was one of the 59 Chinese apps that the Indian government banned on Monday due to security concerns.
Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant on Tuesday said all apps released in India must adhere to the country's data integrity, privacy and sovereignty, a day after the government banned 59 apps.
The notice that has been popping up on the app says, “Dear Users, We are in the process of complying with the Government of India's directive to block 59 apps. Ensuring the privacy and security of all our users in India remains our utmost priority."
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has begun his address. PM Modi's address is coming in the backdrop of growing Indo-China tension pushing the government to ban 59 Chinese apps including TikTok. His address is also timed when MHA released Unlock 2 guidelines.
The Central Government banned 59 mobile apps including TikTok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps on June 29.
Mohit Tandon, who is also quite popular on the video-sharing platform said, "On TikTok ban, I would like to say that I am happy and sad at the same time. I trust my government completely, and just like any other problem we will also fight this.
Bigg Boss 12 contestant Jasleen Matharu reacts to the ban on Chinese apps including TikTok by the government.
Jannat Zubair, who enjoys a 27 million following on TikTok, reacts to the ban on chinese apps by the government.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian on Tuesday said that Beijing is strongly concerned over India banning 59 Chinese apps and is verifying the situation. Making a statement, China's foreign office said they are "strongly concerned, verifying the situation."
Paytm founder Vijay Shekhar Sharma has made a statement on India banning 59 Chinese apps including popular ones like TikTok, UC Brower, WeChat, Shareit, others saying the move by the Government of India is in the national interest.
As soon as the decision of the ban on 59 Chinese apps came, many celebrities expressed their excitement on social media. Among those were TV celebrities Television stars Nia Sharma, Karanvir Bohra, Kushal Tandon, Kamya Panjabi and others who rejoiced as TikTok got banned in India.
TikTok, Helo, ShareIt and other apps were accused of sharing user information with their home country, China. So, the Ministry of Information and Technology has announced a permanent ban on these apps in India.
Government of India banned 59 apps on June 29 which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order.
The Indian government on June 29 banned 59 Chinese apps, including Tik Tok, in view of national security. TV actress Ashnoor Kaur has supported the government's decision.
Indian off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin took a funny dig at Australian opener David Warner after India banned TikTok on Monday.