IOA Responds to NCPCR’s Allegation of Recognizing PUBG Mobile as Esports

The debate about games like PUBG has been ignited again after an accident where a child killed his mother over a game. The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) swung into action and asked the authorities concerned why the game is available despite being banned in India. Also read- Pubg Ban in India: Why the banned game is still available in the country NCPCR asked the IT Ministry

The Indian Olympic Association (IOA) was also asked to explain why it has recognized banned mobile game PUBG as eSports. The Indian Olympic Association has responded by refusing to give any recognition to the mobile game PUBG. The reaction came after the IOA received a letter from NCPCR seeking its reply on how minors were downloading PUBG on mobile phones when the game was blocked by the government. Also read- PUBG Mobile to Candy Crush Saga: These are the 5 highest grossing mobile games worldwide

As per an ANI report, “No, IOA does not give any kind of recognition which is against the country and law. We do not allow them to promote any kind of violent sports. Yes, it is true that Esports came to us but we didn’t give them any identity. Also Read – PUBG Mobile maker Crafton bans over 66,000 accounts for fraud

NCPCR chairman Priyank Kannongo claimed, “Yes, we have written a letter to the IOA as well and we want a detailed reply from them. If they claim that they have not given any recognition to PUBG, then they will have to inform us in writing.

“We also want a reply from the IT ministry. Such games should be banned as they make our children violent. This is a very serious issue that needs to be dealt with carefully.”

reason for the debate

Earlier this week, a 16-year-old boy shot his mother after she was told to stop playing her mobile game. His mother was scolding him for his addiction to PUBG, when he took his father’s gun and shot the mother. Later, the boy locked his sister in another room and stayed with his mother’s body at his home in Eldeco Colony of Lucknow’s PGI area, Uttar Pradesh Police said on June 8.

ANI. with inputs

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