10 university students arrested in India for playing PUBG Mobile

PUBG Mobile is a first person shooter game and does not have a limitation on its play time which is a major concern especially for under-aged players such as school and college students

PUBG’s been banned in India, and at least 16 players have been arrested

The students were released on bail.

Rajkot police have banned PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and the Momo Challenge in an effort to curb violent behavior among youth, which has unfortunately resulted in the arrest of 10 PUBG players just recently.

PUBG Mobile's ban is allegedly due to the protection of children.

In addition to that, PUBG Mobile reaffirmed its stand on the game's core goal to entertain its players and advised players that it should be enjoyed in a responsible manner. "The case will go to the courts and there will be a trial for not following the notification issued", he said to the Indian Express. Close on the heels of Rajkot and some other cities in the state banning the game that has become a rage among youngsters, the Ahmedabad city police also imposed a ban on it. The games were adversely affecting the studies and the overall behaviour, conduct and language of children, the notification said.

Days after the Rajkot police had arrested 10 people for playing PUBG Mobile, Tencent India has finally commented with its plans to engage with the authorities to lift the PUBG ban in states like Gujarat.

The same day, Gandhigram police arrested a 25-year-old private firm employee while Rajkot police's special operations group picked up three persons, according to two official releases. "This game is highly addictive and the accused were so engrossed in playing them that they could not even notice our team approaching them", SOG police inspector Rohit Raval told the publication. "As parents, we must guide our children to get the most from technology", he said.

Six university students have been arrested in Gujrat for playing the uber-popular smartphone game, PUBG. We are working to understand the legal basis of such bans, and hope we can have a constructive dialogue with relevant authorities to explain our objectives and that they withdraw the prohibition.

PUBG Mobile is a battle royale genre of mobile game that has amassed more than 12 million installed on the Google Play store and the iOS App Store.

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