The Indian government had banned China's short video app TikTok citing national security. The central government had banned hundreds of mobile apps in China last year (Chinese App Ban).
New Delhi. China's short video app Tiktok is preparing to return to India. However, this time the name of this app will be changed. A newly trademarked app has hinted that it may have a new name 'TickTock' to make a comeback in India. Tipster Mukul Sharma told News18 that TikTok's parent company Bytedance had filed a trademark for TikTok with the Controller General of Patents, Designs, and Trade Marks in early July 2021. Let us tell you that Tiktok was among the hundreds of Chinese apps that the central government banned last year citing national security.
Banned PUBG is back as BGMI
The central government initially allowed 59 apps including She-in, Shareit, ES File Explorer to be banned under the provisions of Section-69 of the Information Technology Act and IT Rules 2008. Banned under It said that in view of the available information, they are indulging in such activities which are against the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, security of the state, and public order. Months after banning Tiktok in India, the government also blocked a lot of mobile games PUBG Mobile. It recently made a comeback as Battleground Mobile India (BGMI).
ByteDance wants to start again under new rules
The TickTock trademark application has been filed on 6 July 2021. In this, information about its service has been given. However, apart from this, there is no concrete information about the possible return of Tiktok. The news of the new application comes at a time when a ByteDance source had told a few days ago that the company wants to resume operations in view of the new IT rules of the Modi government and US President Joe Biden's administration. Instead of banning Chinese apps completely, in the new US rules, their security will be reviewed. Earlier in June 2021, Biden also signed an executive order revoking the ban on Tiktok and Wechat.