Actor and Trinamool Congress MP Nusrat Jahan has raised questions on the ban of popular mobile app TikTok. Nusrat said she completely stands by the ban on Chinese apps, but wanted to know what will happen to “content creators who lose their monthly income to run households.”
On Monday, the government of India announced an interim ban on 59 apps, including TikTok, with Chinese links, citing “emergent threats” to the country’s sovereignty and national security.
Calling the government’s decision impulsive, Nusrat Jahan told ANI, “TikTok is an entertainment app. It’s an impulsive decision. What’s the strategic plan? What about ppl who will be unemployed? Ppl will suffer like demonetisation. I don’t have any problem with the ban as it is for national security but who’ll answer these questions.”
Later, Nusrat issued a statement which read, “TikTok was just like any other social media platform for me to connect with my fans and audience. If it is in national interest, I completely stand by the ban. But banning few Chinese apps is just an eye-wash by the central government and an impulsive decision. What about the Chinese investments in companies which came out with the PM’s picture in front-page ads post demonetisation? What was achieved through diplomacy and visits by the PM? Also, what about the content creators who lose their monthly income to run households now? These are questions which are still unanswered. Also, the government has to take steps to move away from Chinese supply chains without adding to inflation and putting pressure on the common man’s pockets.”
The actor earlier today shared that she is starting work on her next big project.
“Kickstarting another mega project #SOSKolkata directed by @a_pratyush and produced by @Pratyush_prod & @Jarek_ent. Need your support & blessings Folded hands,” Nusrat tweeted.
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