PUBG banned in Ahmedabad, no more chicken dinner

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Now, the Ahmedabad police have issued a notification prohibiting the game from March 14 till the midnight of March 28. Those arrested will have to stand trial at a later date. The same day, Gandhigram police arrested a 25-year-old private firm employee for playing the game on his phone, a release from the police control room said.

Ten university students have been arrested for playing PUBG Mobile in western Gujarat.

Developer Bluehole spoke to Eurogamer and said it is aware of the ban and actively seeking ways to address the concerns of parents and law enforcement who believe the game is a detriment to society with new in-game features.

Last week, Surat, Rajkot, and Vadodara placed a ban on the mobile version of PUBG Corporation's popular battle royale game. It is meant merely for entertainment and should be enjoyed in a healthy and responsible manner.

The Indian state of Gujarat recently banned children from playing PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, after local authorities decided the shooter was to blame for an upswing in "violent traits" among local kids. "This game is highly addictive and the accused were so engrossed in playing them that they could not even notice our team approaching them", said SOG Rohit Raval to Indian Express. The ban against PUBG has been enforced between March 9 and April 30.

The Rajkot Special operations group caught three youths "red handed" playing the game and charged them under IPC Section 188 for violating the notification. The 10 arrests that were made this week is in line with the official order by the police, but 6 of them have already been granted bail.

Often likened to the blockbuster book and film series "The Hunger Games", PUBG is free to download and pits players stranded on islands against one another in a virtual fight to the death. In consonance with our endeavor to continue promoting responsible gaming experience, we are working on the introduction of a healthy gameplay system in India to promote balanced, responsible gaming, including limiting play time for under-aged players. "To PUBG MOBILE players, we want to assure you that we are on your side and we will try our best to find a reasonable solution", said PUBG Mobile in a statement released to the media. "The game affects their studies, and also on their behaviour, and development", the notification read explaining the reasons for the ban on the two games.



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