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PUBG banned in Gujarat schools; Whole India Ban Coming Soon

J&K banned PUBG and Now Gujarat school body coming up with an idea to ban PUBG. As most of the students are comprising with their studies for these games and Apps. Is it good for Students to play a game for all the day ? . This question must be there for the government and all the parents too.

PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, also widely known as PUBG has been steadily increasing in the number of players day by day. The mobile version was launched 8 months back and now the battle royale game has reached such a level that there has been news about various individuals injuring themselves while playing the game.

According to the discussions going on in all states School bodies, A whole country Ban on some games and Apps is quite possible.

But Is it Really possible to ban something on internet. As youth of today is quite aware of VPN and proxy usage on mobile. Can a government ban something on internet effectively. As a Tech guy i can say that, Its really impossible to ban some apps or games.

Jammu was the first state to bring the idea of banning PUBG Mobile and there was considerable discussion in Jammu’s Student Association calling for a ban on the online game. Also, in other news, a fitness trainer from Jammu ended up in the hospital after he injured himself after losing a game playing PUBG Mobile.

Now, PUBG Mobile has now been dealt a second blow by the Gujarat government. A new circular was issued by Gujarat’s primary education department after a recommendation was made by the State Commission for Protection of Child Rights. The directive has been sent to district primary education officers to ensure the implementation of the required precautions so as to enforce a ban on PUBG Mobile in schools. The notice also addresses addiction to PUBG Mobile and that child who was addicted to the online multiplayer battle royale game and that PUBG Mobile game was “adversely affecting their studies”.

On other side, There is a Fake High Court Circular Going on in Social Media Channels

Chairperson of the Gujarat child rights body, Jagruti Pandya, had directed the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) to issue a recommendation in order to ban PUBG in the entire state. Jagruti Pandya said, “The NCPCR had sent a letter to all the states and recommended a ban on the game. All the states are required to implement it. Looking at the negative effects of the game, we had recently sent a letter to the state government recommending a ban on the game”.

The circular by the Gujarat government was sent after a release of a recent report by Quartz and Jana which says that a PUBG player spends up to 8 hours a week on an average in India. The survey also noted that 24.3 per cent of respondents played PUBG Mobile for up to 8 hours a week. Over 52 per cent of the players have stated that they preferred to play PUBG at night.

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