PUBG Mobile was one of the most trending game on the mobile platform and games like PUBG Mobile, Free Fire, and COD Mobile have garnered enormous numbers. It had a massive player base around the world. However due to the security reason, game was discontinued in India and many other countries. PUBG Mobile was banned in India by the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) alongside 117 other applications. This article will explain Why PUBG Mobile Is Banned In India?
Why PUBG Mobile Is Banned In India?
In September 2020, PUBG Mobile fans received a bad news regarding ban on the Battle Royal Game : PUBG . The MeitY has removed the title due to privacy, data & security concerns. Since then, PUBG Mobile fans are extremely waiting for the comeback of PUBG Mobile in India.
Press release on ban of of PUBG Mobile and many other applications stated the following :
“The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology has received many complaints from various sources, including several reports about the misuse of some mobile apps available on Android and iOS platforms for stealing and surreptitiously transmitting users’ data in an unauthorized manner to servers that have locations outside India.
The compilation of these data, its mining and profiling by elements hostile to national security and defense of India, which ultimately impinges upon the sovereignty and integrity of India, is a matter of very deep and immediate concern that requires emergency measures.”
“In the interest of sovereignty and integrity of India, defense of India and security of the State. And using the sovereign powers, the Government of India has decided to block the usage of certain Apps, used in both mobile and non-mobile Internet-enabled devices.”
After this there have been numerous discussions and updates regarding return of Battle Royal Game including separate version – PUBG Mobile India back in November 2020.
However, PUBG Mobile fans are still waiting for return of the Battle Royal Game. In response to a query filed through an RTI, the MeitY has stated that till now no permissions have been given for the launch of PUBG Mobile in India.
This article has explained Why PUBG Mobile Is Banned In India?