ONpple and Google have filed a lawsuit in India to block downloads of the TikTok viral video sharing app, a China-made smartphone app popular with teenagers around the world.

TikTok, which allows users to send videos to music lovers for 15 seconds, has been at the center of a debate in one of the fastest growing markets as it allows access to pornography and makes younger users vulnerable to sexual predators.

The Madras High Court ordered removal of TikTok from the app stores, including Apple and Google. The technology giants have since held to the decision.

Current users who have already downloaded TikTok can still use the app, but the …