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The small video-sharing platform TikTok on Wednesday stated that it would scale down its workforce constituting in excess of 2,000 workforce in the country.

“It is deeply regretful that immediately after supporting our 2000+ staff in India for a lot more than 50 percent a yr, we have no preference but to scale back the dimension of our workforce,” the TikTok spokesperson claimed.

Owned by Chinese unicorn ByteDance, TikTok said it appears to be “forward to acquiring the possibility to relaunch TikTok and support the hundreds of hundreds of thousands of consumers, artists, story-tellers, educators and performers in India.”

It is to be famous that ministry of electronics and info engineering has issued fresh notices to make lasting a ban imposed on online video application TikTok and 58 other Chinese applications. When the ministry first imposed the ban in June the governing administration gave the 59 apps a prospect to describe their place on compliance with privacy and security specifications.

The providers, which incorporate ByteDance’s popular video clip-sharing app TikTok, Tencent Holdings’ WeChat and Alibaba’s UC Browser, were also requested to respond to a list of inquiries.

“The federal government is not glad with the reaction/clarification specified by these companies. Therefore, the ban for these 59 applications is permanent now,” business enterprise newspaper Livemint quoted a resource acquainted with the notices as expressing. It reported the notices were being issued previous week.

The ministry’s June order mentioned that the apps ended up “prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and community get”.

The order, which India referred to as a “digital strike”, adopted a skirmish with Chinese troops at a disputed Himalayan border web page when 20 Indian soldiers had been killed.

In September, India banned another 118 mobile applications, like Tencent’s common videogame PUBG, as it stepped up the tension on Chinese technology corporations following the standoff at the border.

(With IANS inputs)