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VLC received no communication from the Indian government regarding the app ban

VLC Media Player and its parent company VideoLan have reportedly indicated that they have not received any information from the Indian government on the reasons for the ban, despite the open source software being subject to a ban by the Indian government.

In an effort to find out the cause of the ban, VLC Media Player and VideoLan made contact with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), but were unsuccessful. Felix Paul Kühne, a board member for VideoLan, claims that the app and website were first banned in India on February 13 of this year as a result of a 10%–15% decline in website impressions. However, Kühne claims that it never got a message about the prohibition from Indian authorities.

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