Mobile battle royale games are heavily scrutinized in India under the pretext of being addictive and harming the young generation. Some influential personalities have urged the government to ban such games on several occasions and this time, Additional District Judge Naresh Kumar Laka has written a letter to PM Modi, urging him to ban BGMI and Free Fire in the country.
Free Fire and Battlegrounds Mobile India are currently the top-grossing mobile games in India with millions of daily active players. These games have been under the scanner multiple times and BGMI was the product of a ban imposed on PUBG Mobile.
Krafton developed Battlegrounds Mobile India specifically for this region to better align with the laws and regulations. Free Fire is also a massive hit in India and Mr. Laka explained the ill effects caused by these games in his letter.
According to a report by TOI, Laka stated the following:
He added that children spend long hours playing such games which disturbs their normal life and affects their family and social behavior. He added that a law should be framed for restricting the exposure of such games to minors.
Previously, a similar kind of letter was written by Arunachal Pradesh MLA Ninong Ering. He also urged PM Modi to ban BGMI but no official actions have been taken on this appeal yet.
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