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Which 18 OTT platforms are banned by the Indian Govt for vulgar content? Find out

Not just these 18 OTT platforms but 19 websites, 57 social media accounts and 10 apps were taken down on March 14

Which 18 OTT platforms are banned by the Indian Govt for vulgar content? Find out

Last Updated: 07.35 PM, Mar 14, 2024


OTT is one place where there is no ban on content. From nudity to violence, everything is portrayed on the platform without any rules. In fact, there are some platforms that published obscene and vulgar content on a regular basis. Most of the content was accepted and even loved by the viewers. However, the Indian government has now put a ban on them as they were found in violation of Section 67 and 67A of the IT Act, Section 292 of the IPC, and Section 4 of the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986. The Information and Broadcasting Department put the ban on Thursday, March 14. Find out if your favourite OTT platform is among the list.

Which OTT platforms are banned?

A total of 18 OTT platforms are banned in India. They include Dreams Films, Voovi, Yessma, Uncut Adda, Tri Flicks, X Prime, Neon X VIP, Besharams, Hunters, Rabbit, Xtramood, Nuefliks, MoodX, Mojflix, Hot Shots VIP, Fugi, Chikooflix and Prime Play. These platforms were forced to be taken down on March 14.


The government statement

“The recent decision was taken under the provisions of the Information Technology Act, 2000 in consultation with other Ministries/Departments of the Government of India, and domain experts specializing in media and entertainment, women's rights, and child rights,” an official release from the government confirmed. It further read that certain content on the said platforms, such as relationships between teachers and students, family relationships, did not have any thematic or societal relevance.


Not just the OTT platforms banned

Apart from the 18 OTT platforms being banned, websites, apps and social media accounts were also disabled. 19 websites, 7 apps from Google Play and 3 from Apple App Store (a total of 10 apps) were banned. 57 social media accounts were also taken down as they were violating the IPCs.

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