The Nepal Telecommunication Authority (NTA) has sent a letter to the Singapore-based TikTok Company asking the latter to discuss the matter with the Nepal government.
According to Achuta Nand Mishra, the deputy director of the Authority, in the letter, rather than with the Authority, Tiktok has been asked to discuss this matter with the Government of Nepal.
"Rather than with the Telecommunication Authority, we have written a letter asking TikTok to discuss this matter with the government because the decision was taken by the Cabinet of the Nepal Government," Mishra said.
Earlier, with the decision to close Tiktok in Nepal, Tiktok had written a letter to the Authority. In response to the letter, the Authority wrote a letter on Friday.
However, the chairman of the Authority, Purushottam Khanal, said that he had sent a reply to Tiktok. "Yes, we have sent a reply to Tiktok," Khanal said.
He informed Nepalkhabar that he had written a letter asking TikTok to support the implementation of the government's decision. "We have requested Tiktok to implement the decision of the Cabinet," he told Nepalkhabar on Friday evening.
The government on November 13 decided to close Tiktok in Nepal. Ten petitions were filed against the government's decision to ban Tiktok.
The hearing on the writ will be held on November 20.