Last week, on September 2, the government of India banned 118 Chinese application including popular gaming app PUBG. The ban has come in effect because of the current India-China border dispute. In a statement released, the government of India said that the “decision is a targeted move to ensure safety, security and sovereignty of Indian cyberspace.”
PUBG, which is quite a popular app especially amongst the youth of the country, is said to have around 50 million users in India. The ban was welcomed by everyone for the safety and security of the country. Here’s how some celebrities praised the move of PUBG Ban:
Aniruddh Dave: It is neither my area of interest, nor I have any knowledge about it, but still whatever is good for the security of the nation, is good for me.
Jasmin Bhasin: Honestly, I am also someone who was quite addicted to PUBG for a while, during the lockdown. Everything is fine within a limit so as long as you are not getting addicted to it, it was okay. I totally support the government’s decision of PUBG ban, and I have heard that the game is banned in a couple of other countries as well. I am sure if such a decision is taken there is a good reason behind it. People used to spend a lot of time playing the game, and even I used to do it during the lockdown, but fortunately, I know how to control my addiction and where to draw a line.
Vijayendra Kumeria: I never played the game, but I have seen and heard of many people who were obsessed with it. In fact, they used to even post videos of their games on YouTube as well. It was a total waste of time and instead of spending hours on the game, the youth should instead focus on productive things. I think it was a waste of time. The youth should instead focus on productive things. I completely support the government’s decision of the ban. Luckily, I am not too fond of games, so I never got addicted to any game.
Mohit Malhotra: I have been reading about the India-China border dispute and I completely support the ban, especially because of the security and safety of the nation. I don’t play games, and have never been addicted to one, but I have seen a lot of people playing PUBG wherever they feel like. So this ban is good for the youth, now they can concentrate on productive things.
Avinash Mukherjee: I am in favour of the government’s decision of ban on PUBG. I was addicted to the game and used to play it from 2 a.m. to 5:30 a.m. everyday during the lockdown, but since the shoots started I hardly got any time to play it. So, it’s all good.