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Playing PUBG Mobile can lead to punishment including jail time in some Indian Cities

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PUBG Mobile has been banned in certain cities. Some excerts from source:

 

First it was banned by Rajkot police, and now multiple other cities have followed suit. According to a statement released by the Rajkot Police Commissioner Manoj Agrawal, the ban that came into effect from 9 March will continue till 30 March 2019.

 

Following this, other Indian districts like Bhavnagar and some parts of Gir Somnath have also called for the ban of the game citing it to be “addictive” and harmful for children. The district magistrates of both these areas issued the statement banning PUBG.

 

During the ban, anyone can complain against someone playing PUBG and if found guilty, action can be taken against the offenders/gamers under section 188 of IPC, provided certain conditions exist.

 

Section 188 of the IPC states that if someone disobeys an order promulgated by a lawful authority AND: “...if such disobedience causes or tends to cause obstruction, annoyance or injury, or risk of obstruction, annoyance or injury, to any person lawfully employed, be punished with simple impris­onment for a term which may extend to one month or with fine which may extend to two hundred rupees, or both"

 

The reason for the ban given:

 

1) It incites violent behavior in school children

2) It hinders with the education process 

 

It should be noted, none of the above are proven - but why will that make a difference to our babus?

 

Another important point however: 

 

Police are exempt from the ban and can play whenever they want. Reason given - "So they can investigate what the game is all about". Do note that the statement relating to the ban was released by the Rajkot Police Commisioner. 

 

 

Sourcehttps://www.bloombergquint.com/technology/pubg-mobile-ban-india-rajkot-multiplayer-game#gs.12273b

 

For people who were hoping for Indian Gaming to take off and become a mainstream hobby (including people who were proud when Modi mentioned PUBG) - here you can see the consequences in real time. We've had it extremely good till now, when gaming was niche. Gaming must never come in the eyes of the babus.

 



 

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1 hour ago, Playstationdude said:

This is so ridiculous. Speaks volumes about the f**ked up censorship here.

This goes way beyond censorship. Very 1984 esque. I honestly don't think they've the authority to do this. 

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7 hours ago, Playstationdude said:

This is so ridiculous. Speaks volumes about the f**ked up censorship here.

 

It's not mere censorship. Gamers are being treated as criminals here, just for playing a mobile game. If jailed, they might have for company drug dealers/consumers, thieves, rapists, murderers and other such charming people for company. All of that just for playing a game. Did you notice this part -

 

"anyone can complain against someone playing PUBG"  and this " such disobedience causes or tends to cause annoyance " Basically anyone can complain against anyone. Police can use this to harass people for more bribes. Normal people can complain as trolling or extortion attempts. And the poor normal person has to make rounds of police station and courts - to prove he was not playing a mobile game of all things, even if he is an adult over 18.

 

This is absolute bullshit. It's an abuse of authority, going into dictatorship. I hope this goes to the Supreme Court and these things get thrown out. Cases like these are a far better use of the Supreme Court's time than insane deliberations like banning alcohol.

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7 minutes ago, roun90 said:

 

It's not mere censorship. Gamers are being treated as criminals here, just for playing a mobile game. If jailed, they might have for company drug dealers/consumers, thieves, rapists, murderers and other such charming people for company. All of that just for playing a game. Did you notice this part -

 

"anyone can complain against someone playing PUBG"  and this " such disobedience causes or tends to cause annoyance " Basically anyone can complain against anyone. Police can use this to harass people for more bribes. Normal people can complain as trolling or extortion attempts. And the poor normal person has to make rounds of police station and courts - to prove he was not playing a mobile game of all things, even if he is an adult over 18.

 

This is absolute bullshit. It's an abuse of authority, going into dictatorship. I hope this goes to the Supreme Court and these things get thrown out. Cases like these are a far better use of the Supreme Court's time than insane deliberations like banning alcohol.

Yes it definitely should go to SC , and before elections , IMO.

We need to make ot clear that this is a democracy and not a f**king dictatorship.

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I was wondering when our honeymoon period would end. Looks like it's here. These f**kers don't know the difference between pubg and sabji. God help us all because here's your precedent to ban all things gaming with the same bs excuse.

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Do police even have that kind of authority? Govt. and court can put a ban on things not the police afaik.

During riots, major exams, curfew they can put things under scrutiny for limited period and that can be fair but this is BS by the police force.

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Wow crazy ridiculous. 

 

 

Also f**k pubg, Gaming was not covered by mainstream media here and was also ignored by government but pubg ruined everything. This shitty a*s mod will kill gaming for everyone here if SC or someone in higher ups  doesn't take steps to stop these babus from abusing their power. 

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In an era where Trump is the president of the US , India still somehow manages to become the laughing stock of the world.

 

On 3/13/2019 at 5:26 AM, WhiteWolf said:

Wow crazy ridiculous. 

 

 

Also f**k pubg, Gaming was not covered by mainstream media here and was also ignored by government but pubg ruined everything. This shitty a*s mod will kill gaming for everyone here if SC or someone in higher ups  doesn't take steps to stop these babus from abusing their power. 

 

What kind of backward logic is this ? It is the games fault for being successful ? Not the retarded govt ?

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5 hours ago, Shadoken said:

In an era where Trump is the president of the US , India still somehow manages to become the laughing stock of the world.

 

 

What kind of backward logic is this ? It is the games fault for being successful ? Not the retarded govt ?

I know.  Its just im upset that gaming was under the radar and away from media and government attention but now they gonna focus on it more which could lead to our favourite AAA M rated games get censored or not get release.

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