Mumbai, January 30: In a new development, an 11-year-old boy sent a notice to both the Union and Maharashtra government – led by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis – to ban the shooter game PUBG. In the four-page notice, Ahad stated that the game promotes violence and cyberbullying.
Ahad sent the notice last week to Ravi Shankar Prasad (Ministry of Electronics and IT, Vinod Tawde (Maharashtra education minister) and Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis among others. In the notice, Ahad also threatened to file a petition in the court, if the game is not banned. 'PUBG Wala Hai Kya?' PM Narendra Modi Quips at Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0 On Question Around Online Games Being a Distraction; Watch Video.
The notice says, “This is an appeal to forthwith ban online game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds [PUBG] as it promotes immoral conduct such as violence, murder, aggression, looting, gaming addiction and cyberbullying. I will be compelled to seek appropriate legal [civil and criminal] proceeding as per law; naturally at your cost and consequences" if the game is not banned.”
Though the notice was sent to the government last week, Ahad did not receive any reply as of yet and hence has decided to file a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) in the Bombay High Court.
What is PUBG?
PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds or PUBG is a popular game developed by PUBG Corporation, Bluehole. A subsidiary of South Korean video game company Bluehole has been available in India since 2007. It is hosted by platforms like Microsoft Windows, Xbox One, Android, and PlayStation 4.