The app was still available on both Apple and Google platforms on Tuesday after the Tamil Nadu state court upheld the ban and it was not immediately clear if and when those companies would implement the court order.
Sukumar said this could lead to increased pressure being put on companies like Google and Apple.
The bench hearing the case said: "It is evident from media reports that pornography and inappropriate contents are made available in this kind of cyber applications".
Users that don't already have the app will no longer be able to download it.
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"We welcome the decision of the Madras High Court to appoint Arvind Datar as amicus curiae (independent counsel) to the court".
The Centre had asked Google and Apple on Monday to comply with the Madras High Court's order, according to PTI.
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TikTok is an immensely popular video sharing app that boasts of about 0.5 billion users, over 119 million of whom are in India.
The Bench of Chief Justice of India Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Sanjiv Khanna has listed the case for April 22, on which date the Court will be apprised of the developments that take place at the Madras High Court.
Google, in an email response to Business Standard, said it does not comment on individual apps but adheres to local laws.
In its Supreme Court filing, Bytedance argued that a "very minuscule" proportion of TikTok content was considered inappropriate or obscene. However, the apex court refused to interfere saying that ban directive was just an interim order and the high court is scheduled to hear the matter on April 16.
In its petition to the Supreme Court last week, ByteDance said it can not be held liable for actions of third parties on the platform.
India is one of several nations across Asia adopting more draconian oversight of internet companies, similar to the way China regulates the web.
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