VLC Media Player, a commonly used multimedia software, has been banned in India.

The popular media player software developed by the VideoLAN project was banned in India nearly 2 months ago.

However, if the media player is already installed on any device, it should still be working.

As of now, neither the company nor the Indian government issued any official statement about the ban.

Currently, only the VLC Media Player website & download link are banned in the country.

VLC is banned on all major internet service providers, including ACTFibernet, Jio, Vodafone-idea and others.

According to many reports, VLC Media Player has been banned because it was being used by China-backed hacking group Cicada for cyber attacks.

The Indian government has banned over 270 Chinese  apps so far.

The reason behind blocking these apps is said to be that the government feared these platforms were sending user data to China.

However, VLC is not backed by a Chinese company. It is developed by VideoLAN, a Paris-based organisation.