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PUBG Mobile YouTuber Paras Singh arrested after racist remarks towards politician

PUBG Mobile player, Paras Singh has been arrested
PUBG Mobile player, Paras Singh has been arrested
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After months of waiting for an Indian version of PUBG Mobile, mobile gamers were overjoyed when news of the upcoming game, Battlegrounds Mobile India, flooded the internet. Pre-registration for the game is underway on the Google Play Store.

Also read: Battlegrounds Mobile India (PUBG Mobile) fans await official release date and download announcement after pre-registrations

Since PUBG Mobile was banned in India due to security reasons, a few politicians were not comfortable with the launch of Battlegrounds Mobile India. One such politician is Ninong Ering, a Member of the Legislative Assembly, who wrote a letter to the Prime Minister requesting him to not launch the game in India.

Also read: After initial PUBG Mobile ban, Indian politicians now call for Battlegrounds Mobile India removal

PUBG Mobile YouTuber Paras Singh arrested

Needless to say, this attitude towards the Indian version of PUBG Mobile sparked anger among battle royale enthusiasts in India. Paras Singh, a famous PUBG Mobile player from Punjab, in his YouTube video, condemned this opinion against Battlegrounds Mobile India.

While his criticism was understandable, he made the mistake of mentioning that the Congress MLA is a “non-Indian” and that Arunachal Pradesh is a “part of China”. Due to heavy backlash, Paras Singh uploaded an apology video on his YouTube channel Paras Official.

His racist remarks outraged the people of Arunachal Pradesh, along with some prominent politicians of the state. The Chief Minister of the state mentioned that Singh’s remark “aims at inciting ill will and hatred towards the people of Arunachal Pradesh”. The Deputy Chief Minister was also hurt to see such remarks based on the appearance of a person.

Needless to say, a case was filed against him by Arunachal Pradesh Police for racial hatred u/s 124A/ 153A/ 505(2) IPC. As per the latest developments, Paras Singh was taken into custody after a search was conducted by the Punjab Police.

Also read: PUBG Mobile Lite players elated as Battlegrounds Mobile India confirmed to be compatible with low-end Android devices

Edited by Gautham Balaji
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