TikTok is actively pursuing registration as a social network in Nepal, as revealed by an email sent to the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology for formal registration.
Netra Prasad Subedi, the joint secretary at the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, verified TikTok’s commitment to the registration process, indicating the platform’s expressed intention to become a registered entity in Nepal.
“Despite the prior ban imposed by the Nepalese government, TikTok has initiated the registration process by emailing. However, immediate action is currently on hold due to the existing ban,” stated Subedi. “We are formulating legislation to govern social media, and once the law is enacted, the registration process can proceed.”
Addressing the matter on Monday, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ suggested the possibility of implementing regulations and reopening TikTok. Nepal’s social media guidelines dictate that platforms must complete registration within three months of commencing operations in the country.