PUBG banned by Rajkot police, action to be taken against anyone found playing it

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Updated: March 10, 2019 9:50:24 PM

This time Rajkot Police have called for a ban on the mobile game and written to the central government.

PUBG banned by Rajkot police, action to be taken against anyone found playing it

The popular online game PUBG has time and again came into Indian law enforcement’s view for it being addictive and ‘harmful’. The game again came under the scanner after several parents from across the country complained about it.

This time Rajkot Police have called for a ban on the mobile game and written to the central government.

In Rajkot, the ban on the online multiplayer game will continue from March 9 to April 30. In a notice issued by Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal stated that anyone can complain against someone playing PUBG and if found guilty of playing the game, strict action will be taken against the offenders under section 188 of IPC.

The notification also says that the game creates a negative impact on the minds of the players and parents are concerned about their kids playing the game for long hours, which is affecting their performance in the exams.

PUBG — Player Unknown’s Battleground — is a battle royale shooter that pits 100 players against each other in a struggle for survival.

PUBG developers are reportedly aware of the situation and have promised to take feedback and look into the issue.

National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has also recommended a countrywide ban on the game after several parents complained about it. People even wrote to the HRD ministry requesting to take them to take action against the game. A mother even complained to PM Modi at his Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 about her son’s addiction to the game.

Previously a similar notice was issued against the ‘momo challenge’, which made people do deadly and harmful acts. The deadly game, featuring a grotesque image of a girl with bulging eyes, had made inroads into many countries and was reminiscent of ‘Blue Whale Challenge’, which too had triggered a Government advisory in September 2017.

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