Indian government urged to ban Battlegrounds Mobile app

March 01, 2022 18:29
Indian government urged to ban Battlegrounds Mobile app

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Indian government urged to ban Battlegrounds Mobile app:- PRAHAR is a non-profit organization and it is working on the socio-economic development and it has written to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) along with the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MEIT) to ban the Chinese app Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) as per Section 69A of the Information Technology Act. PRAHAR says that the app poses a threat for the sovereignty and integrity of the country. The NGO urged the Indian government to add BGMI in the list of the banned Chinese apps on February 14th 2022. Krafton, a South Korean studio has named BGMI as the front company of Tencent Holdings. It was Tencent Holdings that launched PUBG in India that happens to be the most downloaded games in India and it was banned in 2020.

PUBG was soon re-introduced in India as BGMI by Tencent-Krafton. Tencent is the second largest shareholder of Krafton with 15.5 percent stake told PRAHAR. Ashwani Mahajan, national co-convener, Swadeshi Jagaran Manch issued a statement saying "We congratulate the Indian government on their decision to ban another 54 Chinese apps in India last month. This is in line with the ongoing demand from people of the country to boycott all kinds of Chinese goods". PRAHAR asked the Indian government to thoroughly investigate and take immediate action if found BGMI is a violator.

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