1. Kashmir police searching developers of ‘Burhan vs Modi’ video game

Kashmir police searching developers of ‘Burhan vs Modi’ video game

The anonymous developers in Jammu and Kashmir have designed an Android-based mobile phone game called 'Burhan Vs Modi' featuring Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani

By: | Published: November 12, 2016 6:43 PM
Though the game is not available on Google Play Store from where the applications and games are downloaded by Android users, it has become wildly popular in the state and seen now on almost every youth's smartphone. (Reuters) Though the game is not available on Google Play Store from where the applications and games are downloaded by Android users, it has become wildly popular in the state and seen now on almost every youth’s smartphone. (Reuters)

The anonymous developers in Jammu and Kashmir have designed an Android-based mobile phone game called ‘Burhan Vs Modi’ featuring Hizbul Mujahideen militant Burhan Wani who have been killed by security forces and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The police cyber cell of the state have narrowed down their names and started a probe into the matter.

Burhan Muzaffar Wani was killed by Indian security forces on July 8, this year followed by chaos in Jammu and Kashmir. But it seems that months after the killing, some miscreants are trying to resurrect the militant in the form of video game. In the game, the user dons Wani’s character to shoot, kick and punch figures resembling PM Narendra Modi to win points and unlock further stages. The goal of the game appears to be ‘azadi’ (freedom) and the background music of the game is certain songs related to freedom.

Though the game is not available on Google Play Store from where the applications and games are downloaded by Android users, it has become wildly popular in the state and seen now on almost every youth’s smartphone. Teenagers in Srinagar, who have the game, told Hindustan Times that they got it from their friends’ mobile phones through file sharing applications.

Meanwhile, the probe has been started in this regard. The police cyber cell has narrowed down the photos of two Kashmiri youths that appears when the game begins with caption ‘creator of the game’ and name of certain individuals that comes in the credit section. “Yes, the game has come to our notice and we are investigating it,” HT quoted a senior officer.

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    Munir Khan
    Nov 27, 2016 at 2:45 pm
    DISUNITY IN DEALING WITH DERADICALISATION?Recently JKP has taken off from net the vedio game called "Modi Vs Burhan". This is a clic case of lack of synergy and trust between the organisations dealing with deradicalisation of Youth in Kashmir.The vedio game was a well researched plan by an intelligence organisation. The game came out as a source for venting out the frustration of Youth and it also kept the busy at home, which was specially required. It is addictive. It makes Modi as villain to begin with and slowly transform the thought process. The feedback aspect of the game helps the agency to map the level of frustration. Since the game also gives out the location of the user, it can help in interference also, if required. To prevent the w thing from leaking the agency kept it as secret from police also. When asked whether they are going to put it back on the net, the source who also works in the agency said, " We are thinking about it, but even if we don't, sufficient numbers have been downloaded and are being circulated among the target potion."
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