Following this, the platform ensured that it would remove all such accounts.
Telecom secretary Anshu Prakash briefed the top officials from TikTok India and conveyed the government's displeasure over the objectionable content, sources said.
A TikTok spokesperson said, "We have been monitoring and systematically removing all content from our platform that transgresses government advisories. We are suspending or banning accounts, and, where necessary, are reporting the accounts to relevant legal authorities to ensure public safety."
The government seems to be clear in its communication with TikTok that any kind of laxity will not be tolerated.