Top child rights body does not want PUBG Mobile to relaunch in India
While PUBG Mobile India tries to navigate a relaunch in the country, India’s top child rights body - the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) - has said that it will not be appropriate unless legislations are in place for such online games.
According to a report in The Telegraph, in a meeting called to discuss the relaunch proposal for the game, NCPCR chairperson Priyank Kanoongo “strongly recommended” against the relaunch of PUBG Mobile in the country until “appropriate legislations” are in place for such online games.
Kanoongo has confirmed that such a meeting was indeed held to discuss the relaunch of the battle royale game and told PTI that “NCPCR is not in favour of recommending such games in the country”.
A senior official also mentioned that the fact that the game has lead to the loss of many lives in the country was also discussed in the internal meeting.
PTI sent queries to PUBG Mobile regarding this matter but has not received any response from them yet.
PUBG Mobile has been struggling to get its game relaunched in the country after it was banned in June this year along with more than 100 other Chinese apps. PUBG Mobile has announced that they are going to launch PUBG Mobile India, a version of the game made especially for the country, soon but has not been able to get a go-ahead from the government yet.