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PUBG Ban In India: Gujarat Government could ban PUBG Mobile in the entire state

PUBG Mobile Ban in Gujarat
PUBG Mobile Ban in Gujarat
Mohit Kumar
SENIOR ANALYST
Modified 25 Jan 2019, 19:25 IST
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The craze of PUBG Mobile has been increasing in India. The PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) Mobile game which was released 8 months back is now the top trending game in India. Over the last few months, the number of players has increased intensively, beating other leading games like GTA V, Resident Evil, Fornite etc.

As the number of users is surging to greater heights, the addiction to this 1 GB Mobile game is also increasing in the country. As earlier reported by Sportkeeda, a guy from Jammu was admitted to the hospital for physically injuring himself for losing few consecutive games.

Following the increasing trend of this game, many state governments are imposing rules and laws to ban this mobile game in their state. The addiction to PUBG Mobile has resulted in many such cases where the players are anyway injuring themselves.

Considering the reports of Quartz which highlighted the damage PUBG Mobile is doing to youngsters, the Government of Gujrat is planning to impose a ban on PUBG Mobile. An order has been issued by the primary education department of Gujarat after the State Commission of Child Rights made a recommendation on the same.

The circular has been sent to primary education officers of the district to implement measures that would help prevent the cases coming from PUBG Mobile addiction and to enforce a ban on this trending mobile game.

A recommendation has been issued by Jagruti Pandya, Chairperson of the Gujarat child rights body, to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in order to ban PUBG Mobile in the state. As per the officials, the game is affecting the studies of many youngsters.

In an official statement as reported by the PTI, Jagruti Pandya said this:

"The NCPCR had sent a letter to all the states and recommended a ban on the game. All the states are required to implement it. Looking at the negative effects of the game, we had recently sent a letter to the state government recommending a ban on the game."
Published 25 Jan 2019, 19:25 IST
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