PUBG Ban: No More PUBG In These Places, IFF Fighting Against The Ban

PUBG Ban: No More PUBG In These Places, IFF Fighting Against The Ban

Date: March 24, 2020

PUBG mobile developers are in talks with the relevant authorities to uplift the ban.

No more WinnerWinner,Chicken Dinner in these places!

Currently, two battle royale games online, Fortnite and Apex Legends are making waves for their new updates and increasing customer base. But it looks like PUBG is back in the headlines on most of the news portals as PUBG got banned in some more places.

List of Places Where PUBG Got Banned

PUBG online game is very popular among the youths and large no. of users have become addicted to it. In this article, we have covered all the places where the government has put a ban on PUBG.

1. PUBG Mobile Ban In Nepal

Nepal has officially put a ban on PUBG mobile in order to prevent violence and restrict the youth of the country from becoming addicted to it. Several letters received from the parents and schools complaining about the effects of PUBG on their children prompted the government to put a ban on PUBG.

The ban on PUBG was initially started after Nepal Metropolitan Crime Division officially filed a Public Interest Litigation against PUBG mobile ban. The request was accepted and the information passed on to Nepal Telecommunications Authority to issue an order of cease-and-desist to the country’s Internet service provider and telecommunications companies.

2. PUBG Mobile Ban In Gujarat

PUBG has been banned in some parts of Gujarat, including Surat, Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Bhavnagar, and Gir Somnath. The circular is also making rounds in schools, mentioning the government’s order to schools to ban the Player Unknown’s Battle Ground game.

What nonsense is this?! People are getting arrested just for playing #PUBG? Now Govt will lecture us on what mobile games to play? Government is not a parent of every child in the country! pic.twitter.com/FmBz5O2tQk — Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) March 13, 2019

Following the PUBG ban via the Gujarat government, the police made the arrest of 10 college students in Rajkot for violating the rules and were booked under the IPC 188 and Gujarat Police Act (GPA) 135.

Manoj Agarwal, IPS and Commissioner of Police Rajkot City told to Mint,

“The youngsters were caught violating the notification and so legal action was taken against them. They were immediately bailed out and now the courts will take a call on the matter."

3. PUBG Mobile Ban In Tamil Nadu

Vellore Institute of Technology (VIT) in Tamil Nadu released a ban on the PUBG online game on the campus of the University. The Chief Warden of Men’s Hostel issued a circular indicating that playing online games like PUBG will no longer be entertained anymore in the campus.

It was alleged that students who are not playing the game also get disturbed due to it and lead to spoiling the entire atmosphere of the hostel. It was suggested by University to “give more importance to their career growth.”

Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) Filling PIL Against The Ban On PUBG Mobile

PIL was filed to Gujarat High Court by the Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) challenging the ban on PUBG mobile. The IFF complained that the PUBG ban leads to a violation of Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Indian Constitution.

But the efforts by an organization that is defending net neutrality, freedom, privacy & innovation in India have gone in vain as the Gujarat High Court has dismissed their PIL.

The Gujarat High Court has declined to hear our petition challenging the ban on PUBG and the subsequent arrests. We will continue fighting the good fight and consult our lawyers to figure out the way forward. https://t.co/FkF6qLSzGm pic.twitter.com/LiMJbH1c5l — Internet Freedom Foundation (IFF) (@internetfreedom) April 11, 2019

PUBG Mobile developers said,

“Constructive dialogue with relevant authorities to explain our objectives and that they withdraw the prohibition.”

PUBG mobile introduced “Healthy Gaming System” feature, a six-hour time restriction for users in India. But some users are reporting that this feature had a glitch because few users are unable to play the PUBG even if they stay under the time limit.

What are your views regarding the PUBG mobile game ban? Are you against it or in its favor?

Share your views with us in the comment section. We will spread your voice to the masses.

Arpit Dubey

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Arpit is a dreamer, wanderer, and a tech nerd who loves to jot down tech musings and updates. With a logician mind, he is always chasing sunrises and tech advancements while secretly preparing for the robot uprising.

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