Demands to ban PUBZ game was increasing in india wide day-by-day. From school children to college students, youth was going crazy over this game. But now State Education Departments and many experts are claiming over its negative effects on players. Earlier in Gujarat and Jammu-kashmir education department s reported government on this issue, government issued a circular asking district authorities to ensure a ban on this game for its adverse effects on children . Now the issue was spreading all over India. National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) is calling for a ban on the game across the country. The commission has sent letters to all state governments recommending the PUBG ban.
Introduced in early 2018, PUBG Mobile has become a pop culture phenomenon. The game had hit 200 million downloads mark in December last year. The game developed in 2017 published by PUBG Corporation, a subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole, is played by multiple players at the same time with the last man standing in the shootout being declared the winner.
The NCPCR had sent letter to all the states, recommending a ban on the game saying all the states are required to implement it. Looking at the negative effects of the game. They ve reached out to PUBG Mobile s publisher, Tencent Games, for comment on the move by the Gujarat government.
Consumer activist Vijay Gopal has red-flagged highly-popular online game player (PubG) saying the violence on screen will have an adverse impact on those exposed to it, particularly young and impressionable children. Gopal on Tuesday took to Twitter to reach out Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology SS Ahluwalia and Union Minister for Law and IT Ravi Shankar Prasad to seek a ban on the game. “The game promotes cruelty and violence among players. Before lives are lost as has happened because of the Blue Whale challenge, the government should impose a blanket ban,” said Vijay Gopal posted on Twitter. He has registered a complaint against the game on MeitY.
As we mentioned, earlier this month, PUBG was blamed for poor exam results in the state of Jammu and Kashmir by a student body. the body had asked Jammu and Kashmir Governor Satya Pal Naik to ban the game immediately. The J&K students association claims that PUBG Mobile game is extremely addictive and has resulted in poor results for the students in the recent class X and XII board exams. In fact, it went as far as to liken PUBG Mobile to drugs.