Indian government considering a ban on ‘PUBG’

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The Government considering a ban on youths popular Battlefield game ‘PUBG’ over data security concerns.

Bhubaneswar: ‘Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds’, most popularly known as ‘PUBG’ may soon ban in India. According to reports, after banning 59 ‘Chinese apps’, the government is now thinking of apply it on other 275 Chinese applications. Some of the popular ones like ‘TikTok’, ‘UC Browser’ etc. Government is doing so due to data security reasons.

The government banned 47 more apps that were clones of the earlier banned apps on Monday. Some of these include ‘TikTok Lite’, ‘Helo Lite’, ‘ShareIt Lite’, ‘Bigo Lite’ and ‘VFY Lite’. These apps are reportedly unavailable on the ‘Google Play Store’ and ‘Apple Store’. Though ‘PUBG’ is not a part of the list, it is said to be under the surveillance.

PUBG has earned popularity all over the world. The app brags of having 175 million downloads in India alone. It is to inform that, ‘PUBG’ mobile game has been developed by a South Korean video game company called ‘Bluehole’. However, Chinese multinational conglomerate ‘Tencent’ holds a considerable amount of share. 

Earlier, the game application has been subject to heavy criticism several times, due to different reasons. After receiving complaints from parents and guardians frequently, some State governments across the nation put a temporary ban on the gaming app. Due to its addictive nature that had a psychological impact on players, especially youngsters.

‘PUBG’ had, then, assured to take feedback from parents, educators and government organisations to create a safe environment that would improve the playing experience.

Recently, Pakistan also has banned ‘PUBG’ this month base of its addictive nature which is harmful to the players health. However on 26th July, a Pakistan court lifted the ban.