Home dept seeks inputs on banning PUBG

ITANAGAR, Jul 30: The home department on Monday wrote to the law & justice commissioner, the IT&C secretary, and the DGP, seeking inter-departmental inputs regarding banning the online mobile game, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG), in Arunachal.
The home department has taken the step after having received a letter from the governor’s secretariat on 13 June regarding the matter.
The multiplayer game on smartphones is one of the most popular games in India, and it has become a rage among children. Multiple cities in India have banned PUBG, and the National Child Rights Commission has also recommended banning the game because of its violent nature.
The Arunachal Pradesh Women’s Welfare Society (APWWS) has also been demanding for long that the authorities ban the game in the state.
The APWWS had written to the chief minister, warning about the dangers of PUBG, saying that many schoolchildren and adults have become addicted to the game and are unable to carry out normal activities.