NCPCR asks IT ministry how banned game is still available for use by minors

Apex child rights body NCPCR on Tuesday sought an explanation from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology on how the banned PUBG game was still available to be used by minors after a 16-year-old boy allegedly shot dead his mother . by playing online games Also read- PUBG Mobile to Candy Crush Saga: These are the 5 highest grossing mobile games worldwide

In 2020, the government blocked the popular gaming app PUBG and others citing it as detrimental to the sovereignty, integrity and defense of the nation. Also Read – Sony PlayStation 5’s new update adds TikTok-like gameplay editing features: See details

Last week, a boy allegedly shot dead his mother after she stopped her from playing online games in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow. “In view of this incident, it is beyond the comprehension of the Commission how a banned sport…which has been blocked by the government, is still available for use by minors. Therefore, the commission requests your good offices to inform the reasons for the availability of such blocked applications on the internet,” wrote the NCPCR to the ministry secretary. Also Read – PUBG Mobile maker Crafton bans over 66,000 accounts for fraud

The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights also requested that it be informed of the action taken in such incidents and provide a list of such sports which are received by minors with their regulatory bodies and their regulation mechanisms within 10 days of receipt. being used inside. of this letter.

In another letter to the President of the Indian Olympic Association, the commission said that it has been observed that PUBG is considered a part of e-sports and has received recognition from the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA).

“In the said regard it is requested that the Commission may be informed about the current status whether PUBG or any other similar e-game has been recognized by your organization. It is requested that the Commission be informed within 10 days of the receipt of this letter about such games being used by minors along with the status of their recognition,” it said.


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