Chaiyya Chaiyya Girl, Malaika Arora, is at the seventh sky after hearing of the news that the Indian government has decided to ban Mobile App: Tik Tok along with 58 other Chinese origin apps. The government of India considers these apps a threat to Indian security.
“Finally We Will Not Be Subjected To People’s Ridiculous Videos”
Malaika Arora, a Bollywood veteran has welcomed this Government of India’s decision with an open heart.
Indian government this Monday made an official announcement to ban TikTok and 58 other Chinese origin apps, a decision that was welcomed with open arms by people across the country as well as a few celebrities. The following day i.e. Tuesday, Malaika Arora became the latest Bollywood celebrity to join the bandwagon who support the ban.
Malaika, through her Instagram stories, voiced her solidarity for the government’s decision, calling the ban the best news she’s heard during the coronavirus lockdown. Sharing a news flash announcing the ban on TikTok, Malaika penned,
“The best news I have heard in lockdown… finally we will not be subjected to people’s ridiculous videos.”
For the unaware, any reaction from Bollywood stars such as Shilpa Shetty, Riteish Deshmukh, Kartik Aryaan, Alaya F, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Zareen Khan in regards to Malaika’s statements is still awaited. All these stars have been quite active on TikTok.
Not only Bollywood, but a lot of TV celebs are also part of the TikTok community and continuously create content on TikTok as well. The ban has also come as a shock to youngsters who earn their bread and butter by creating content on the video-sharing app. For the unaware amongst the banned apps, TikTok has over 200 million users in India.
This order by the Indian government was brought into effect by invoking section 69A of the Information Technology Act read with the relevant provisions of the Information Technology (Procedure and Safeguards for Blocking of Access of Information by Public) Rules 2009. The order read that these apps are “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state and public order”.