News By/Courtesy: Madhavi Shrivastava | 05 Feb 2019 23:29pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • PUBG or player unknown battlegrounds is a very popular multiplayer Battle Royale game but it seems that it is going to face many problems in India in near future.
  • On Thursday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court by an 11 years old boy demanding a ban on the online game PUBG.
  • The name of the boy is Ahad Nizam and he has filed the PIL through his mother.

PUBG or player unknown battlegrounds is a very popular multiplayer Battle Royale game but it seems that it is going to face many problems in India in near future. On Thursday a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) was filed in the Bombay High Court by an 11 years old boy demanding a ban on the online game PUBG. The name of the boy is Ahad Nizam and he has filed the PIL through his mother. The reason given by him for demanding a Ban is that the game promotes cyber bullying, aggression and violence. The PIL is likely to be presented before the division bench headed by Chief Justice NH Patil. According to the petition the concerned court should order the State Government to ban the game and it also wants that the Central Government should also be ordered to form an Online Ethics Review Committee for the purpose of doing periodic audits of such violent and aggressive online content. Also, the game has been described in the petition. The description states: “PUBG the online game has up to a hundred players, parachute on to an island and scavenge of weapons and equipment to kill others while avoiding getting killed themselves. The available safe area of the game’s map decreases in size over time directing surviving player into tighter areas to force encounters. The last player or teams standing wins the round.” Thereafter the PIL refers to the statement which was made by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while interacting with the students and parents, having come across a mother concerned about her son's addiction to online games. This is when Prime Minister asked “Yeh PUBG vala hai Kya”. The statement made by the Prime Minister shows the popularity of the game. Earlier also several demands have been made as the game is very addictive and it is affecting the productivity and efficiency of people to a greater extent. In fact Gujarat government has already banned it in the primary schools and just recently Jammu and Kashmir students Union has also demanded a ban on PUBG.

Section Editor: Priyanshu Gupta | 06 Feb 2019 18:09pm IST


Tags : #India#Youth#PUBG

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