The Indian Government on June 29 banned 59 Chinese language apps together with the video-sharing app TikTok. The choice has been receiving combined reactions from individuals on social media. We bought in contact with Daisy Shah who has been a person of the app prior to now. In an unique chat with ETimes, she opened up about supporting the Indian Authorities of their choices, the content creators of the app and extra. Excerpts…

Indian Authorities has banned the well-known TikTok in India. What do you’re feeling concerning the resolution?
The choice has been taken by the Authorities of India and being a citizen now we have to simply accept it.

I’ve solely been on Tik Tok for two months, this ban is extra for the individuals who have been on this for years and years, the precise ‘content material creators’.

Do you suppose it is a important step by the Indian Authorities towards China?
I help the Indian authorities in no matter steps they must take for our nation. They’ve clearly thought this by way of and executed no matter they felt was obligatory. PM Modi has at all times stated to help native and I consider it is a step in that course.

There are such a lot of Chinese language merchandise we use in our each day life. Do you suppose it’s attainable to chop off from all of them?
There are such a lot of Chinese language merchandise that we use in our day by day lives, typically even unknowingly. Plenty of these are technology-related; together with your ACs, your fridges, your telephones and chargers, a lot of the digital gadgets that we use are manufactured in China not directly or the opposite. In accordance with me, it’s unimaginable to chop off all Chinese language merchandise, at the very least proper now. I don’t know what the longer term holds but it surely appears unimaginable in our present state of affairs. You’ll be able to’t cease utilizing the electronics that we depend on in our day by day lives. I personally really feel that it’s not possible to chop off all Chinese language merchandise.

Have you ever been a TikTok person too?
I’ve solely been an off-the-cuff TikTok person and have been on the app for just a bit above two months, so I’m not notably affected by the ban. I do really feel unhealthy for the customers who’ve been the content material creators of the app and have been energetic on it for years, utilizing it as their platform of selection.

Many TikTok customers commanded an enormous fan following too. How do you suppose it can have an effect on their lives?
It will undoubtedly be a large change for them and it’ll have an effect on them so much. Principally, I really feel unhealthy for the TikTok workers in India, it’s an enormous change for them and it’s actually unhappy that they are going to be shedding their jobs, which is hard particularly in a lockdown. Nevertheless, I’m positive our authorities hasn’t taken this step casually and they’ll have an alternate or backup for the workers.