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PUBG Mobile India Ban: National Commission for Protection of Child Rights seeks action report

Hrithik Raj
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711   //    18 Mar 2019, 00:18 IST

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The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights is supporting the previously created petition to ban PlayerUnknown's Battleground Mobile in India. The child rights committee is seeking an action report from the Indian Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology Department.

Anti-Corruption and consumer rights activist Vijay Gopal wrote to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) and Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, regarding the ban of PlayerUnknown's Battleground mobile in January 2019. The child rights committee took action regarding the ban of PUBG when the case of a class 9 student from Hyderabad, who was given medication by a psychiatrist for PUBG Mobile addiction rose up.

Vijay Gopal was quoted as saying, “My worry is about teenagers and young children. We would like to avoid any deaths here on and it's all the more important that we and our government take steps proactively”, he adds up “Earlier, access to these types of games was limited, you may go to a video game shop for perhaps 30 minutes. Only the upper-middle-class had access to consoles where games could be played, it was out of reach for others, but that’s not the case today.”

Nagesh Gore (24) and Annapurne (22) were run over by a Hyderabad-Ajmer train yesterday evening at a bypass in Hingoli, Maharastra. The Police mentioned in its report that both of them were busy playing PUBG. The bodies of the victims were later found in the night by the locals residing in the nearby area. A few days ago, Gujrat police arrested a few people for playing the popular game. It should be noted that PUBG is already banned in Rajkot, Surat, Gir Somnath, Bhavnagar, and Ahmedabad.

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