Govt takes Bold Action, bans 18 OTT Apps, 19 Websites, and 10 Apps for Obscene Content

New Delhi:

In a significant move aimed at curbing the dissemination of obscene content, the Government of India has enforced the closure of 18 Over-the-Top (OTT) platforms along with their associated social media accounts.

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These platforms were found to be showcasing objectionable material,

prompting swift action from the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting.

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According to a PTI report, a total of 19 websites, 10 apps, and 57 social media accounts linked to these platforms have been blocked within India.

Among the blocked apps, 7 were available on the Google Play Store, while 3 were accessible via the Apple App Store.

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Platforms Affected by the Ban:

The following OTT platforms have faced action:

  • Dreams Films
  • Voovi
  • Yessma
  • Uncut There
  • Tri Flicks
  • X Prime
  • Neon X VIP
  • Besharams
  • Hunters
  • Rabbit
  • Xtramood
  • Nuefliks
  • MoodX
  • Mojflix
  • Hot Shots VIP
  • run
  • Chikooflix

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Rationale Behind the Decision:

The decision to implement such stringent measures stemmed from the discovery of obscene and derogatory content across a large portion of these platforms.

The content depicted women in a demeaning light and was laden with vulgarity. Disturbing portrayals of inappropriate relationships, including those between teachers and students, and within families, were also noted.


Significance of the Action:

It is notable that one of the OTT apps subjected to the ban had amassed over 1 crore downloads,

while two others had been downloaded more than 50 lakh times from the Google Play Store.


These platforms utilized scenes of a sensational nature on their associated social media platforms to attract audiences,

thereby raising concerns about the potential impact on viewers.

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