RAJKNot even a week has passed since the popular video platform TikTok was banned from application stores, now the line of fire has shifted again towards the battle royale game application, PUBG.
According to an online news report, the Rajkot police has written to Google requesting the company to ban downloads of PlayerUnknown’s Battleground or popularly known as PUBG Mobile in Rajkot.
Rajkot police commissioner, Manoj Agrawal was quoted by Firstpost stating that the authorities have said they have banned this, so if possible, if in any IP of this area users are downloading the game then they have said, stop it if you can.
In another recent development, Iraq Parliament had announced that online games like PUBG Mobile and Fortnite have been banned in the country because of their violent nature, or as they stated, “inciting violence”. The Iraq Parliament voted unanimously to ban the online battle royale game in the country.
The PUBG Mobile and its rival Fortnite were named specifically among other games. The lawmakers stated that the games “threaten social security, morals, civics and education” in Iraq society. They also asked Iraq’s communications ministry and media commission to block access to the games. However, a full ban will need approval by the cabinet. The vote came a week after powerful Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr appealed to young people to stop playing PUBG or watching football matches.
Also, Nepal on Thursday banned PUBG stating that the violent content was putting a negative impact on their children, according to officials. “We have ordered the ban on PUBG because it is addictive to children and teenagers,” Sandip Adhikari, deputy director at Nepal Telecommunications Authority (NTA), the nation’s telecoms regulator, told Reuters.