New Delhi: A widely popular online multiplayer shooting game PUBG mobile has been banned on Wednesday under the Section 69A of the information technology Act by the Indian government. The step has been taken for the security, defence, integrity, sovereignty, the government said.
There is very minute detail need attention that PUBG mobile and PUBG for PC are not same. While may be two looks parallel but there is a huge difference between them. PUBG mobile has Chinese publisher – Tancent; on the other hand PUBG for PC is operated by Korean publisher PUBG Corp itself. Hence there is a good news for the devotees of PUBG that they can still play PUBG in their PC.
PUBG Mobile positions among the world’s top five smartphone games with over 734 million downloads.
Numbers of PUBG players in India are 50 million. According to the IT Ministry, the Apps “are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, the security of the state and public order”.
“This decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace,” it added.
The move would precaution for the interests of crores of Indian mobile and internet users.
The home ministry’s cybercrime center had also suggested blocking these “malicious apps”, the government said.
100 players face off with automatic weapons until there is one left. It is also responsible to make the user addicted and spent more time with the game which includes health hazards.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during an event on exam stress last year, had remarked to a mother complaining about her teen: “Yeh PUBG wala hai kya (Is he a PUBG player?)”.
“The compilation of these data, it’s mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defence of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern which requires emergency measures,” said the statement.
There has been a sequence of rattles and confrontations in Ladakh with China since May. 20 Soldiers died for the sake of the country in rattles at Galwan Valley.