A day after India banned 59 Chinese apps including hugely popular TikTok and UC Browser, popular TikTok stars Jannat Zubair and Vishal Pandey have spoken about the ban. Yes, the decision of banning TikTok and other Chinese app does not seem to affect Jannat Zubair but it has definitely left Vishal Pandey in shock.
The decision of banning 59 Chinese app in India comes a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged people to boycott all Chinese products and focus on “buying local and be vocal to make India stronger.”
Taking to Twitter Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad wrote that the decision to ban these apps came to protect the sovereignty, safety, security, and integrity of India.
For safety, security, defence, sovereignty & integrity of India and to protect data & privacy of people of India the Government has banned 59 mobile apps.
Jai Hind! ??
— Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 29, 2020
Speaking about India’s decision to ban Chinese app, TikTok, Jannat Zubair — who has 27.9 million followers on TikTok — said, “I was desperately waiting for this news to arrive and I am very happy and support this decision.” Jannat added not only TikTok but also all Chinese app should be banned in India.
Jannat further told Aaj Tak, “There are many TikTokers who are shocked with this news but somewhere they must have an idea that TikTok will be banned in India sooner or later. I believe that those who were completely dependent on Tiktok must find its alternatives to explore their talent and make career.”
Jannat Zubair — who is one of the most popular Indian TikTok stars — would make videos on TikTok for the sake of fun and to entertain her fans.
When Vishal Pandey was asked to react to the news of India banning TikTok, he said, “I am not in a condition and I do not want to talk on Tiktok ban right now.”
The decision to ban these apps comes amid the huge outcry of traders and civil society to ban Chinese products after the June 15 faceoff. The government sacked in its contract with a Chinese firm that had a Rs 471-crore railways contract.
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