The Indian government may soon ban PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) in India. Reports said that have started to surface online a month after the Indian government banned 59 Chinese apps, including popular ones like TikTok, UC Browser, citing data security concerns.
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The government on Monday banned 47 more Chinese apps that were clones of the earlier banned apps.Some of these include TikTok Lite, Helo Lite, ShareIt Lite, Bigo Lite and VFY Lite, all of which are reportedly unavailable on the Google Play Store and Apple App Store. While PUBG is not a part of the list, it is said to be under the scanner.
PUBG is one of the most popular smartphone mobile And Pc games in India and many other countries. In India alone, the app over 175 million downloads.
PUBG has been developed by a South Korean video game company called Bluehole. However, Chinese multinational conglomerate Tencent holds a considerable amount of share in the game.
PUBG has been subject to heavy criticism several times in the past but for a different reason. After receiving several complaints from parents and guardians, some state governments across the nation put a temporary ban on the game for its addictive nature that had a psychological impact on Students, especially Our New generation
India’s neighbour country, Pakistan has banned PUBG earlier this month on the grounds of addictive of the game that is detrimental to the player’s health.
Later, on July 26, a Pakistan court lifted the ban.