1. Pokemon Go shows eggs in temples; PIL in court says, it is blasphemy for Jains and Hindus

Pokemon Go shows eggs in temples; PIL in court says, it is blasphemy for Jains and Hindus

A PIL was filed in the Gujarat High Court against the developers of the game alleging that it hurts the religious sentiments of certain communities by showing eggs in places of worship.

By: | Updated: September 7, 2016 2:27 PM
GO-REU-l Filed by Alay Anil Dav, the petition says that eggs are considered as non-vegetarian foods and it is blasphemy to carry such items in place of worship of Hindus and Jains. (Reuters)

The only thing that usually hurts while playing Pokemon Go, is either your feet that are tired of tracking the animated creature or the disappointment of catching a bad one. But these two were ruled out, when a PIL was filed in the Gujarat High Court against the developers of the game alleging that it hurts the religious sentiments of certain communities by showing eggs in places of worship.

Filed by Alay Anil Dav, the petition says that eggs are considered as non-vegetarian foods and it is blasphemy to carry such items in place of worship of Hindus and Jains.

“People playing the game get their points in the form of eggs which generally appear in the places of worship of different religious groups. To find eggs in temples of Hindus and Jains is blasphemous, and therefore my client has sought ban on the game from the country,” petitioner’s lawyer Nachiket Dave said.

Location-based augmented reality game Pokemon Go broke one after the other records in one month following its launch. It became the most downloaded mobile game in modern history while recording more active users than Facebook or Instagram.

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