On March 6, 2019, Gujarat, a western state in India, imposed a ban on the well-known battle royale sport PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds along with the hoax Momo Problem that not too long ago brought about mass hysteria worldwide. Now, the ban has not too long ago resulted within the arrest of 10 PUBG gamers within the nation.
In a report printed by the Indian Specific, the police have already begun confiscating cell gadgets for investigation and to curb individuals from taking part in PUBG. The authorities famous that the sport “is very addictive and the accused have been so engrossed in taking part in them that they might not even discover our group approaching them.”
Out of the ten individuals arrested from taking part in the sport, six have been undergraduate college students and have been taken into custody after police caught them red-handed. Two instances below IPC Part 188 for violating the ban notification issued by the Police Commissioner have been charged in opposition to the people. The police clarified that whereas the accused have been taken into custody, protocol dictates that they are going to be instantly bailed out by the police and the case will go into courtroom to endure trial. It is usually believed that the notification that prompted the ban of PUBG was in relation to the not too long ago revived Momo Problem.
“It has come to our discover from numerous media that PUBG sport, MOMO problem is main a violent perspective amongst youth. The sport can be having an influence on research in addition to conduct, conduct, and language of youngsters and youth.”
This isn’t the primary time that PUBG dependancy was reported to have negatively impacted the lives of a few of its gamers. Final month, a person who was mentioned to have been taking part in PUBG continuous made headlines after he reportedly left his pregnant spouse for the sport, and has since deserted his duties together with his job.
The rise of online game dependancy has been a sizzling subject of debate currently. A few months in the past, issues have been raised by the Jammu and Kashmir College students Affiliation in India claiming that dependancy to PUBG Cell has develop into an issue that’s “worse than drug dependancy.” Nonetheless, it’s value noting that whereas PUBG is formally banned in Gujarat, the sport continues to be authorized to play in the remainder of India.
PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is obtainable now for Android, iOS, PC, PS4, and Xbox One.
Source: Indian Specific