The popular battle game PUBG has gained a lot of popularity among gamers and youngsters. However, this popularity wave has been facing its fair share of troubles as state governments are imposing a ban on the game. Recently, it was reported that a student body in Jammu and Kashmir has asked to ban PUBG and now Gujarat government is considering doing the same.The circular directed District Primary Education Officers to take necessary steps to enforce a ban on the game in primary schools.
The Gujarat government has issued a circular asking the district authorities to ensure a ban on the online multiplayer battleground game. The primary education department of the state has issued a circular after the recommendation made by Gujarat State Commission for Protection of Child Rights.
The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has recommended a ban on the game across the country, said Jagruti Pandya, chairperson of the Gujarat child rights body.
“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” said Pandya.
It said the ban was necessary as children were getting addicted to the game and it was “adversely affecting their studies”.
Last week, it was reported The Jammu & Kashmir Students Association asked for a ban on PUBG because of the poor 10th and 12th board results. The student body asked the governor of state to impose the ban. The report also added that the chairman of the student body has termed the online game as ‘future spoiler’. They have further compared the addictive nature of the game to drugs.As per a news website, pristinekashmir deputy chairman Raqif Makhdoomi said “The game should have been banned immediately after the poor performance of 12th and 10th class results but still we haven’t seen any action.