PUBG or PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, the online Battle Royale game is no stranger to being called addictive, or harmful or something else negative. There has been a number of incidents where state governments have taken steps asking to ban the game. There have been other incidents such as that fitness trainer from Jammu who injured himself because he lost a game in PUBG. Now the Rajkot district administration on Thursday is contemplating imposing a ban on PUBG. The main reason for imposing on the ban was because of the increase in violent behaviour among the children and the youth, and they were also addicted to the game.
Meanwhile, there are many media reports claiming that’s it’s banned but the game hasn’t been banned. We have got confirmation from Rajkot that this hasn’t been implemented at the time of writing. Some media reports claimed that on March 9 or Saturday, PUBG Mobile will be banned but that’s not the case. At the moment we are not sure how will the ban will work in the state. For PUBG Mobile fans, the game is still running and you can play it for now. We expect a confirmation on the ban on the battle royale game by Monday which will mean that the game will stop working in the Rajkot region.
In the event the game does get banned, the administration has already stated that the reason for the ban is that the students were found performing poorly in studies because of their addiction to the game.
According to online media reports, the circular to ban the battle royale game has been sent to a number of primary education officers of the district in order to put together measures which would reduce the number of cases which are coming from PUBG Mobile addiction and to enforce a ban on the mobile game.
In a recommendation issued by Jagruti Pandya, Chairperson of Gujarat Child rights body, to the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) in order to ban PUBG Mobile in the state. According to officials, the game has affected a number of young people.
Jagruti Pandya was quoted by PTI stating 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.