PUBG Mobile banned in India: PUBG MOBILE, a wildly popular game in India, is among 118 more Chinese apps blocked by the government amid fresh tension over China’s provocation in Ladakh. The move was in the interest of India’s sovereignty and integrity, defence and security, the government said in a statement.
There are close to 33 million active PUBG players in India, according to reports. The game clocks some 13 million daily users.
According to the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, the mobile game has been banned along with the other Apps under Section 69A of the Information Technology Act, on grounds that “they are engaged in activities which are prejudicial to sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of state and public order”.
India on Wednesday banned more than 100 mobile applications including the hugely popular mobile game PUBG.
A total of 118 apps have been banned by the ministry of information and technology, according to an official statement. The banned mobile applications are prejudicial to the sovereignty, integrity, defense of India and public order, the ministry said. The move comes in the backdrop of tension between India and China in eastern Ladakh.
The Indian Cyber Crime Coordination Centre, under the Ministry of Home Affairs also sent a recommendation for blocking these controversial apps. In the public domain too,there has been a strong demand to take strict action against mobile applications that harm India’s sovereignty as well as the privacy of citizens.
Earlier in June, the Centre had banned 59, mostly Chinese, mobile applications such as TikTok, UC Browser, and WeChat, citing concerns that these are ‘prejudicial to the sovereignty and integrity of India, defence of India, security of the state and public order’.