Mukul Rohatgi, former Attorney General of India, has refused to take on Chinese video-sharing platform TikTok as a client following the ban imposed by the Government of India on 59 Chinese apps.
Amid border tensions with China, the government on Monday banned 59 mobile apps including Tik Tok, UC Browser and other Chinese apps "prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity and defence" of the country. All the apps banned have some preferential Chinese interest and majority have parent Chinese compes.
Rohatgi said that he will not represent a Chinese company against the Government of India amid ongoing 'tense times'.
TikTok, in its first response post the ban, had stated that it was complying with the 'interim order' and that it would meet concerned government stakeholders for an 'opportunity to respond and submit clarifications'.
Mukul Rohatgi, former Attorney General of India, refuses to appear for Tik Tok, says he won't appear for the Chinese app against the Government of India. (file pic) pic.twitter.com/Pds2ZuUDii— ANI (@ANI) July 1, 2020