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PUBG Mobile has now been banned in certain Indian cities

PUBG Mobile has now been banned in certain Indian cities

It is safe to assume that the online multiplayer game PUBG (Player Unknown's Battlegrounds) is not just a mere "craze".

Several cities in India have banned PUBG Mobile, and that ban has led to an increasing number of arrests. The Rajkot City Police was on a "special drive" and six students were arrested by sub-inspector N D Damor who were playing PUBG Mobile at hangout spots near Atmiya College. And the third man is a graduate student in search of a job. PUBG Mobile remains legal in other Indian states, however. The students were released on bail on the same day.

After that report, another six people were arrested today - a group "undergraduate students and their young friends who are doing private jobs". The order was issued on March 6 in a notification. "The police notification will help curb this craze which, in many cases, is the result of peer pressure".

The company also reassured its players that they are on their side and will try their best to find a reasonable solution. In consonance with our endeavor to continue promoting responsible gaming experience, we are working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced, responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players.

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That's all well and good, but perhaps we should acknowledge the larger crime committed by the police and state, in failing to note that the Momo challenge is bogus, and that year after year, studies have no shown there's no evidence to prove a link between violent games and aggressive behavior.

"Explore ways in which you encourage your children towards accepting and understanding technology", he said, addressing a parent's concern regarding PUBG Mobile addiction, "But remember, technology should be used to expand our horizons, not to let it shrink us in our life".

On January 23, Gujarat become the only state to ban the game. Speaking with Indian Express, police official Rohit Raval said, "the accused were so engrossed in playing" that they didn't notice the police's approach.


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