Nepal aims to prohibit TikTok from China, claiming it brings harm to society.

Farhan Shabir
By Farhan Shabir 2 Min Read

Nepal said on Monday it would ban China’s TikTok, adding that social harmony and goodwill were being disturbed by” abuse” of the popular videotape app and there was rising demand to control it.

TikTok has formerly been either incompletely or fully banned by other countries, with numerous citing security enterprises.

further than 1,600 TikTok- related cyber crime cases have been registered over the last four times in Nepal, according to original media reports.
Nepal’s Minister for Dispatches and Information Technology Rekha Sharma said the decision to ban TikTok had been made at a press meeting before on Monday.

” Associates are working on closing it technically,” Sharma told Reuters.

Nepal Telecom Authority Chair Purushottam Khanal said that internet service providers have been asked to close the app.

” Some have formerly closed while others are doing it latterly moment,” Khanal
TikTok didn’t incontinently respond to a request for comment on the matter. It has preliminarily said similar bans are” deceived” and that they’re grounded on” misconceptions”.

Opposition leaders in Nepal criticised the move, saying that it demanded” effectiveness, maturity, and responsibility”.

” There are numerous unwanted accouterments in other social media also. What must be done is to regulate and not circumscribe them,” Pradeep Gyawali, former foreign minister and an elderly leader of the Communist Party of Nepal( Unified Marxist-Leninist), said.
Nepal’s neighbor India banned TikTok along with dozens of other apps by Chinese inventors in June 2020, saying that they could compromise public security and integrity.

Another South Asian country, Pakistan, has banned the app at least four times over what the country’s government terms its” immoral and nasty” content.

Share This Article
Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *