Battlegrounds Mobile India: CAIT writes to govt seeking ban on game

Battlegrounds Mobile India is set to officially launch in the days to come. The release date hasn’t been revealed yet. The beta version of Battlegrounds Mobile India is already available for download and millions of players have already downloaded the game and are enjoying it. But looks like not everything is going well with Battlegrounds Mobile India.

As per the latest report, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) has written a letter to Union IT & Communication Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad demanding a ban on Battlegrounds Mobile India. CAIT said in an official statement that it is urging a ban on the PUBG Mobile India version because the game is “not only a threat to national sovereignty and security of India but also harmful for young generations.

Additionally, CAIT has asked the tech giant Google not to allow Battlegrounds Mobile India developers to use the Google Play store for the game. The Battlegrounds Mobile India beta version is available for download on the Google Play store since June 17.

On the ban of Battlegrounds Mobile India, Praveen Khandelwal, the Secretary-General of CAIT took to Twitter to write, “After #PUBG was banned last year [and] now they are making backdoor entry by circumventing Indian laws.”

In a previous report, the Indian government had said that they can’t ban an unreleased game. The ban can be imposed only after the release of the game. Krafton is yet to announce the release date of the PUBG Mobile India version. We assume that the launch could take a few more weeks considering the developer currently wants users to test it and report. Notably, the Battlegrounds Mobile India game will initially release for Android users and later followed by iOS users. Krafton, however, hasn’t revealed any details about the iOS version yet.