PUBG mobile game ban in Surat comes to effect from March 9

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Surat : Famous mobile game PUBG (PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds) has been banned by the Surat administration. The decision comes as a measure against violent behaviour noticed among the youth, who were addictive to the game.

The administration also said that game addiction is pulling students away from the studies.

According to the notification, the ban on PUBG mobile game will come into effect from March 9, 2019. 

(Picture: Zee News)

On Wednesday, the PUBG mobile game had imposed an age restriction, barring players below the age of 13 years. However, it has been learned that the decision to ban the underage players comes from China's Tencent, developers of PUBG Mobile, and will only affect Chinese players. 

Earlier this month, a Delhi-based government body DCPCR (short for Delhi Commission for Protection of Child Rights) marked online games like PUBG harmful, negative and impact children's brain.

The DCPCR sent a notice to all schools in Delhi, warning about the effects of online gaming on kids. Besides PUBG, the note mentioned other popular online games such as Fortnite, Grand Theft Auto, God of War, Hitman, Plague Inc and Pokemon.

"There are several games in which children can murder zombies or drive vehicles at boisterous speeds. These games are full of misogyny, hate, deceit and vengeance and it may negatively impact their brain," the advisory board warned in its notice.