News / PUBG Mobile ban: The gaming company responds to demands of ban in India

Hindustan Times : Mar 18, 2019, 01:16 PM
PUBG Mobile has issued a statement on demands to impose a ban on the game. The viral game has been banned in some cities of Gujarat. This has also led to arrests of around 20 people for playing the mobile game despite the ban. PUBG Mobile is undoubtedly one of the most popular smartphone games globally, and in India. The battle royale game, however, has received flak for affecting children’s studies and their overall

PUBG Mobile was first banned in Rajkot where police picked up 10 youths for violating the order. Following this, eight more people were arrested from Ahmedabad and Himmatnagar for playing PUBG Mobile. The latest crackdown took place in Ahmedabad again where three more people were arrested for playing the game.

Ahmedabad police commissioner had issued a notification banning PUBG Mobile with effect from March 14, PTI reported. Similar notifications were issued in these cities saying that PUBG Mobile was adversely affecting studies and the overall behaviour, conduct and language of children, the report added.

In response to the ban, PUBG Mobile has issued a statement.