What to say, PUBG is been alleged by everyone about its popularity and addiction. When Gujarat officially banned it in last week, it seemed the Tencent owned app had its hop over the first ban hurdle. Crazed by teenagers and early youth, no one seems to stop despite its hard consequences.
Suicide – Ban – Allegations: PUBG This Week
Last week, an 11-year old boy named Ahad Nizam had appealed the Maharashtra Government to ban the trending online game, PUBG. His reasons for the plea are violence, addiction, aggression, and cyberbullying.
In the end, he even stated: “I will be compelled to seek appropriate legal proceeding as per law; naturally at your cost and consequences.”
However, the appeal which was addressed to several ministers of Chief, IT and Education, no one has bothered to reply.
Unsatisfied, the boy now takes the appeal forwarded to Bombay High Court as PIL (Public Interest Litigation).
(Gujarat is the first state to ban PUBG in primary schools, which in response to deteriorated results caused to state’s kids. Other states too were thinking of such restrictions to implement.)
Today, a teenager from Nehru Nagar, Mumbai committed suicide in response to his parent’s refusal of buying him a new smartphone for playing PUBG.
Further details say the teen demanded a smartphone costing Rs.37,000 for playing Battle Royale. When it’s refused and countered by his parents to set within Rs.20,000, the boy in upset took a rope and hung himself to the ceiling fan in kitchen.
Its popularity turns into addiction and now results to backfire. Seems Tencent’s PUBG is surfing on its starting wave of bans.