PUBG Ban: After Rajkot, PUBG faces ban in Bhavnagar and Gir Somnath If people are caught playing PUB
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), the ultimate battle royale game, is the talk of the town in the state of Gujarat and not for a good reason. In fact cities across India are planning to ban the game and have called it ‘addictive’, ‘harmful’, and ‘distracting’. Earlier last week, there were reports that the game would get banned in Rajkot, now Bhavnagar and Gir Somnath districts have gone ahead and issued the notification for banning the mobile game. The notification highlights that the games like PUBG incites violence.
Despite the popularity of the game, there is a darker side to it which has raised alarms in both India and China. In India especially, PUBG has become associated with violent behaviour. It has also resulted in low academic grades of students. The notification also mentioned that the game changes the behaviour of the people over a period of time.
According to the notification, if people are caught playing PUBG then they can be prosecuted under section 188 of IPC. However, cops, education and research institutes have been granted an exemption.
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