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Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi Turned down Tik Tok’s Offer for Representation in Court

Lawstreet Journal 6 Jul 2020 9:36pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Business Mukul Rohatgi, Abhishek Manu Singhvi Turned down Tik Tok’s Offer for Representation in Court

After former Attorney General of India Mukul Rohatgi, Congress leader and Sr. Advocate Abhishek Manu Singhvi refused to represent TikTok in any Court against the Indian government. He also represented his unwillingness to appear for any Chinese app, including Tik Tok, in the court of law.

On Wednesday 1 July 2020, he said, “I will not be appearing for TikTok in the Court. I had appeared for them in a case one year ago and won in Supreme Court. I do not intend to appear in this one.” A day before, he took to Twitter and said, “What kind of revenge are we taking by banning these Chinese apps when our soldiers have been martyred, Sahib?”

Earlier, former AG Mukul Rohatgi had said, “It does not feel right to appear for a Chinese company in view of the current tensions.” Meanwhile Sr. advocate Aman Singh tweeted, “I was also requested through a junior lawyer to appear for TikTok which I have flatly refused.”

On 29 June 2020, the Indian government had banned 59 apps most of which were operated by Chinese companies or had some links with Chinese data servers. The action was taken after the government felt that the Chinese apps were “engaged in activities which are prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India, the security of the state, and public order”. Although, the government clarified that the ban is interim and all the concerned companies will be provided with an opportunity to clarify their stance.

The ban came amid a military face-off between the Indian… Continue Reading...

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