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TikTok ban will be lifted if Madras HC fails to decide on interim ban order: Supreme Court

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The Supreme Court said today that the Madras HC's interim ban on TikTok will be lifted if the high court fails to decide on TikTok's plea against the ban by April 24, reports LiveLaw. The apex court's bench, consisting of CJI Ranjan Gogoi, Justices Deepak Gupta and Sanjiv Khanna, has refused to pass any order on TikTok's appeal. Senior Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for TikTok. Last week, Google and Apple removed TikTok from their app stores in India at the direction of the Madras High Court. The court had ordered an interim ban on April 4th, and directed the Center to ban the downloads of the app, citing multiple reasons including the spread of pornography of the platform, impact on mental health, pranks, potential exposure of children's to sexual predators, and addiction to the platform. The court also declined…

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